Sheriff’s office seeks help finding McKinleyville man who hasn’t been seen since October 2018

Hans Lippuner was last seen by his house mates on October 16, 2018, according to the sheriff’s office. (HCSO — Contributed)

The following is a press release from the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office:

The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office would like to remind citizens who may be using the outdoors this time of year to be observant during their activities.

Hans Lippuner was last seen by his housemates on October 16, 2018, in the Dows Prairie area of McKinleyville, Ca.  Hans is a white male, 59 years of age, about 5′ 8” tall and weighs about 140 lbs.  He has short brown/gray hair and blue eyes.  He is a tree climber, mechanic, and machinist.  He is an avid outdoorsman and was known to spend time out camping, fishing, and rock climbing.

Hans was last known to be driving a white 1998 4×4 Ford Econoline van, California License 4ANN813.  Below is a picture of Hans and his unique van.

Anyone with information about this case or related criminal activity is encouraged to call the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office at (707) 445-7251 or the Sheriff’s Office Crime Tip line at (707) 268-2539.

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