Missing Charles Jackson of Morro Bay found dead
August 3, 2011
The body of Charles Jackson, 79, of Morro Bay, and missing since July 18, was found Monday in a car at the bottom of ravine along Highway 41 between Morro Bay and Atascadero. [The Tribune]
Jackson’s 1999 Chevrolet Monte Carlo went off the road and down a steep embankment, rolling and coming to a stop upside down, about a half mile south of Toro Creek, according to the California Highway Patrol.
The car was submerged in a creek bed about 100 feet below the highway.
The date and time of the accident are not known; there were no witnesses. The CHP and a tow truck operator discovered the vehicle while responding to another incident.
Jackson, a former Marine, was a diabetic and the father of three.