January 25, 2021
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Human remains found near missing Berkeley musician’s car

A search team has found human remains in a remote area of Humboldt County not far from where a missing Berkeley woman’s car was discovered, authorities said.

Betty “Beebee” Baxter Simmons, a 75-year-old musician and artist, was last seen hurriedly leaving her Berkeley apartment by a neighbor on Sept. 5. Almost three weeks later, on Sept. 24, a timber company employee found her silver Toyota Prius abandoned on Snow Camp Road, a logging road east of the tiny town of Korbel.

Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office deputies found evidence that the car had become stuck after trying to turn around at a locked gate. A note with the words “Tow to Berkeley” was left on the car’s windshield. Inside the Prius, deputies found a cellphone that was either turned off or dead, luggage and food.

Humboldt County Sheriff public information officer Samantha Karges could not confirm that the remains, which were

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