The Plumas County Sheriff’s Office announced last evening, Oct. 7, that the human remains found by a hunter on Oct. 5 at the end of First Avenue in Chester, have been positively identified as Dominic Potts of Greenville.
Potts had been missing since Nov.5, 2018, and was an active missing person’s case in the Sheriff’s Office. The remains were taken to the medical examiner’s office in Reno and identified through the use of a forensicodontologist. Sheriff Todd Johns said that the investigation into the cause of Potts’ death is ongoing.
Johns contacted the family when the remains were found, and Investigations Sergeant and Deputy Coroner Steve Peay called the family with the confirmation. “They were understandably devastated,” Johns said.
Potts’ vehicle was located shortly after he was reported missing in 2018 in the area of First Avenue, the same general vicinity of where the remains were located.
Potts, who was 21 at the time of his disappearance, was employed by Dig It Construction, and was the eldest of five siblings.