Update: Woodcutter found deceased in Reno
10:12 a.m., Aug. 2: In response to an inquiry regarding an update on Hall’s disappearance, Plumas County Sheriff Todd Johns said that Jay Hall has been found deceased in Reno. The death is being investigated by the Washoe County Coroner’s Office.
Aug. 2: It was reported today that Hall’s pickup was found in a casino parking lot in Reno, though he still has not been located and is still considered a missing person. Yesterday afternoon, Plumas County Search and Rescue, with air support from the California Highway Patrol, searched for Hall who had told his family that he was going out woodcutting yesterday morning at 6 a.m. It was reported that he did not have his cell phone with him.
Today, Aug. 1, at 7 a.m., the Plumas County Sheriff’s Office dispatch received a report of an overdue party. The reporting party stated Jay Hall, 59, left his home in East Quincy around 6 a.m on July 31 to go woodcutting at an unknown location around the Quincy/American Valley area. Jay has been entered into the Missing Persons System.
Jay is described as a white-male-adult with white/gray hair and a long white/gray beard. Jay is driving a two-tone, brown, 1990 Ford F-250 with wood racks bearing California License plate 3Z39328. If you have any information on the whereabouts of Jay please contact the Sheriff’s Office Dispatch at 530-283-6300.