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The Eureka Police Department reported Tuesday that the remains of a missing Eureka man were found by a local survey crew on Sunday evening in the wooded fields near Campton Road and Walnut Drive. The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office responded to the area, known as the McKay Tract, and found identification and clothing belonging to Troy Wigington, according to an EPD news release.

Wigington, 44, was last seen Dec. 11, 2018, when he left his F Street home in Eureka around 8:30 a.m., leaving behind his wallet and cell phone. The Humboldt County Coroner’s Office reported no signs of foul play after autopsy and Wigington’s next of kin have been notified.

The EPD ruled out homicide.

“I have no indication this was a homicide; we’re not treating it as a homicide at this time,” said Detective Rick Bise, who was the lead investigator on the Wigington case.

Bise noted the EPD is working alongside the sheriff’s office to further investigate the nature of Wigington’s death.

“This is a cross-jurisdictional investigation now,” Bise said. “We did the original missing person report but the county found the body and the county is not looking at this as a homicide either. As far as we know the remains were found on property that belongs to a logging company and it was logging personnel doing a survey. Eureka police did not respond at the time the remains were found but the county noticed there was a missing person report for Troy. That’s the only reason we’re involved.”

Wigington was employed as a surgery tech at St. Joseph Hospital in Eureka.

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