On June 30, 2021 deputies from the Lassen County Sheriff’s Office responded to a the “D Line” located
approximately three miles north of Desmond Meadows for a report of human remains found in the area.
Foresters from Sierra Pacific Industries were conducting an archeological survey on SPI lands, located remains
in the area and contacted the Sheriff’s Office. The remains were collected and sent to the Washoe County
Medical Examiner’s Office for autopsy and identification.
On July 12, 2021, the Sheriff’s Office received confirmation the remains belonged to Matthew Tyler “Ash”
Brown, 19, of Susanville. Brown was previously reported missing to the Susanville Police Department on
March 15, 2021. Brown’s next of kin was previously notified of the identification.
John McGarva, Captain
Lassen County Sheriff’s Office