Man Found Dead in Creek Bed in Rural Sonoma County

Aron Leventer was missing since Nov. 21.


A 60-year-old man missing since Nov. 21 was found today in a creek bed in Timber Cove in rural Sonoma County, police said.

Aron Laventer was found at 9:45 a.m. after a two-day search by Sonoma County Sheriff's Office. Laventer's body was found after deputies on Wednesday called in the Sonoma County Search and Rescue Team, who employed three dogs from the California Rescue Dog Association, police said.

The cause of death, or how long he had been deceased, is unknown at this time, the Sheriff's Office said.

According to the Sheriff's Office, the search for Laventer began at 7 p.m. Nov. 27, when deputies were asked to check the welfare of an Aron Laventer, 60, who lived in the Timber Cove area and who hadn't been heard from since Nov. 21.

Upon arrival at Laventer's residence, deputies could not locate him but found his vehicle and several personal items left in the house, the Sheriff's Office said. It appeared Laventer arrived at home, but then left with no personal belongings. A seach of the area was done by deputies who arrived on scene ,with negative results.

The Sonoma County Search and Rescue team was activated early the next morning on Nov. 28. The weather had turned for the worse with extreme winds and rain. The Search and Rescue team searched the entire day and stopped the search when it became too dark. They planned to resume their search again on Nov. 29.

On Nov. 29, the California Rescue Dog Association (CARDA) was notified to assist Search and Rescue with the search today. Three dogs arrived, one from as far away as Long Beach, Calif. At approximately 9:45 am, the victim Aron Laventer was located by a Search and Rescue team, deceased in a creekbed near his residence.

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Jaime Tschirki December 01, 2012 at 07:39 AM
Absolutely horrible. I am deeply sorry for his family.


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