Members of Marin Search and Rescue were participating in a high angle recovery on the cliffs below Battery Spencer in Marin Headlands last September when they came upon what appeared to be a human skull about 20 feet above the ocean. Evidence was recovered by rangers, and Marin SAR helped join in a search for additional remains. Evidence collected allowed investigators to tentatively identify the man and confirm that identity via DNA samples from his family. He was identified as a man, reportedly despondent, who’d disappeared in December, 2002. His abandoned car was found at Battery Spencer and an air, water and ground search was conducted by 25 Marin SAR members, three CARDA dog teams, the Coast Guard and the California Highway Patrol. That search proved fruitless and the case remained open until the remains were found and identified. For additional details, click on the link below.