Categorized | Local

Missing Man Found Dead at Redwood National Park

 

Details of Discovery Not Made Available For Now

 

Skippy Massey
Humboldt Sentinel

 

What happened– and why– regarding a Walnut Creek man gone missing and found dead in Humboldt County won’t be disclosed at this time, a ranger from Redwood National
Park said. 

The man had been missing and not heard from
since November 2.

Michael Steven McNulty, 32, was found Saturday, according
to a message posted on the “Michael Steven McNulty Missing” Facebook page.

McNulty’s silver Audi S8 was found at Redwood National Park on Friday.  According to the Facebook page, the vehicle had been there at least 24 hours.  His family had been actively searching for him during this time.

A Redwood National Park ranger confirmed that a body had been found over the weekend but said he did not have additional information.

Details on where his body was discovered– and whether natural causes or any foul play were suspected– weren’t immediately available and are yet to be determined.

The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office had been aiding in the search for him, it was reported.

More details on the discovery likely will not be released by police until Tuesday due to Monday’s national holiday, a Redwood National Park Ranger said.

On Friday, November 9, this was posted on the Facebook page:

Please everyone pray for Mike to return home safely.  His car was found at the Redwood National Park. It has been there at least 24 hours.  His mom and brother are heading up there to help to try and find him.

And on Saturday:

The search is underway.  His car has been towed.  The park ranger has a group people searching a 5 mile radius around where his car was found, just to start.  Mike Wright and Brian Anderson are currently there with many others following close by.

Will keep everyone updated as we get word.  Thank you everyone for your prayers and support.

Later on Saturday:

As you all know, the Park Rangers found Mike’s car.  We have unfortunate news regarding Mike.

He was found today, and he did pass away.  During this time, the family requests your support and understanding by with holding questions.  We all have alot to piece together and time is needed.

Please pray for strength during this time of need. 

The tragic sudden loss is a devastating blow to his family, friends and loved ones.

And lastly, sadly:

Please upload any and all pictures you have of Mike.  We are wanting to have picture collages set for a celebration of life.
 
Dig out high school, elementary, and adult pictures please.
 
If you can upload them to FB or email them to me…
Thanks so much.

* * * * * * * * *

Sigh.

There were so many prayers and condolences coming for the family during this time, we found.

Putting a face behind the name, we discovered Michael was well-liked and had many friends.  Playfully nicknamed ‘Fester’, he went to the Tabernacle Baptist school as a youth.  He was known for his impressions of Chris Farley.

He was described as “a good spirit and soul” by his best friend who was shocked finding out he had gone missing.  Easy to smile and quick to help others, Michael enjoyed getting out and doing things, socializing, dancing, and having a good time– or a good meal–  with his friends.

His mother was described as a “strong and loving woman who lived tremendously for her family’” by one who knew her.

They added, “She must be wrought with overwhelming sadness at this news….  My prayers and support are with her and the family at this most heart-wrenching time…”

While we don’t know what happened, we would like to repeat what one person said:

This time of year can be stressful for many, especially those with depression or feeling desparate.  If someone needs help, please  reach out and ask them:  the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is always available at 1-800-273-8255.”

And we would like to leave you with a comment we found worth considering and repeating:

So very sad to hear this.  What leads people to take their own life is something most of us can not understand.  All the questions that are left behind for us to answer.  His family and friends are trying to put it all together.  Michael is gone and we are all suffering.

Please reach out to the next young person you see.  Smile, and pay attention.  They are all hurting, trying to find their way.

These are terrible times for young men and women.  No real jobs.  No face to face,  just texts and Facebook fluff.  It’s all they know.  There’s no genuine human contact anymore.  Let them know it will all be OK– and we really do care about them.

UPDATE Tuesday, November 13

Michael McNulty appears to have taken his own life.

The Humboldt County Coroner has ruled the death of Michael Steven McNulty, 32, was a suicide today, according to Redwood National Park spokeswoman Candace Tinkler.  No further details were available.

(Posted by Skippy Massey)

Leave a Reply

HumSentinel on Twitter

RSS Progressive Review

  • Israeli president opposes proposed law to give ‘national rights’ to Jews only
    Guardian - Israel’s president, Reuven Rivlin, has voiced his strong opposition to a controversial proposed new law that would define “national rights” in Israel as reserved for Jews only.The “Jewish nation-state” bill would recognise Israel’s Jewish character, institutionalise Jewish law as an inspiration for legislation and possibly de-list Arabic as a seco […]
  • Study: US could produce 100 times more solar power
    Washington Post - In a new report, the Environment America Research and Policy Center ... argues that the U.S. "has the potential to produce more than 100 times as much electricity from solar PV and concentrating solar power installations as the nation consumes each year." It adds that every single state could generate more solar electricity than i […]
  • Post literate America
    From 50 years of our overstocked archives Sam Smith, 2007Sitting in Manhattan across from an editor at one of best regarded publishing houses, I asked, "Does good writing still matter?"After a long pause, the editor replied, "Yes, I believe it does."It would be the extended silence and not the words that would remain with me over the next […]
  • Obama's support from whites without a college degree hits new low
    Gallup- President Barack Obama's job approval rating among white non-college graduates is at 27% so far in 2014, 14 percentage points lower than among white college graduates. This is the largest yearly gap between these two groups since Obama took office. These data underscore the magnitude of the Democratic Party's problem with working-class whit […]
  • What's happening Wednesday evening
    Fewer than four in 10 adults in the U.S. (37%) say there is an area within a mile of where they live where they would be afraid to walk alone at night, similar to Americans' attitudes over the last decade and a half. Most Americans continue to feel safe in their immediate communities, with 63% saying they would not be afraid to walk alone there at night […]
  • Morning line
    In our moving average, Romney has a 8 point lead over Bush and Paul. The only other GOP candidates with more than 5 points are Huckabee, Carson and Christie. Clinton has an easy lead among Democrats, 47 points ahead of Warren and 51 points ahead of Biden. She is statistically tied with Romney and has only a single digit lead against other leading Republicans […]
  • Many Walmart workers can't afford to shop at Walmart
    Guardian:A food drive launched by the Dairy Department Manager of an Oklahoma Walmart to assist two employees has again spotlighted the impact of the low wages paid by the nation’s largest employer and, with total revenues of $476 billion, most profitable corporation. Michele Simon, a public health lawyer at Eat Drink Politics, noted in a recent report that […]
  • What banks, academics, the media and politicians don't tell you about money
    From 50 years of our overstocked archivesThe privilege of creating and issuing money is not only the supreme prerogative of government, but is the government's greatest creative opportunity. By the adoption of these principles, the taxpayers will be saved immense sums of interest. -- Abraham Lincoln Most of what follows is the work of the extraordinary […]
  • What's happening
    The U.S. economy grew at a solid 3.9 percent annual rate in the July-September period, even faster than first reported, giving the country its strongest six months of growth in more than a decade.A national poll found that 89 percent of Latino voters support for President Obama’s use of executive authority on immigration. Eighty percent say they are opposed […]
  • Word: Chuck Hagel
    Popular Resistance:Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel was supposed to steer the Pentagon away from a decade of war, including bringing US troops home from Afghanistan and paving the way for a reduction in the Pentagon budget. Instead, the Obama administration has opted for remaining in Afghanistan, continuing the disastrous drone wars in Pakistan and Yemen, an […]
  • A LED bulb that adjusts to natural light
    Tree Hugger - An ex-Tesla CEO has brought something new and interesting to the smart light bulb market and it could prove to be the most energy efficient of all of them. Neil Joseph left Tesla last year to start Stack, a smart lighting start-up. Its first product is called Alba and it's what would happen if you combined a Philips Hue with a Nest Thermos […]
  • How politicians silence the press
    From Jim Romensko: A letter from the head of the NY Press Club to Mayor de Blasio:Dear Mr. Mayor: Eight months have passed since you took office as New York City’s 109th mayor. This organization, which since 1948 has represented this city’s journalists, is deeply disturbed by a pattern that has emerged in the way you deal with reporters seeking information i […]
  • Civilization nearing collapse?
    Guardian - The 1972 book Limits to Growth, which predicted our civilisation would probably collapse some time this century, has been criticised as doomsday fantasy since it was published. Back in 2002, self-styled environmental expert Bjorn Lomborg consigned it to the “dustbin of history”.It doesn’t belong there. Research from the University of Melbourne has […]
  • Even prejudiced white cops can kill fewer blacks
    Hit & RunPolice officers keep claiming that they genuinely thought their unarmed victims had lethal weapons. Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson, who shot unarmed black teenager Michael Brown, claims in his grand jury testimony that Brown put his right hand “under his shirt in his waistband” and then lunged at him—153 feet away. Yet Michael Brown did n […]
  • Nearly half of Americans see climate change a sign of 'end times'Eco
    EcoWatch While 62 percent of Americans say that they believe climate change is a factor driving recent natural disasters and extreme weather—probably a higher percentage than in Congress—49 percent also believe they are caused by “Biblical end times,” with an especially high number of white evangelicals holding that belief. That’s according to a new survey r […]