The mother of an Ocean Beach man found dead in Humboldt County is speaking out.
Pam McGinnis says her family wants justice.
29-year old Garret Rodriguez's body was found buried along a road in Harris. The Ocean Beach native had recently moved to Humbolt County, but when family and friends hadn't heard from him after a couple of months, a missing persons report was filed.
McGinnis says the family felt the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Department wasn’t doing enough, so they hired private investigators.
"Early July, they informed us that there were very, very strong rumors and tips that Garret had been murdered. We kind of knew that that was highly likely,” she said.
Just when the family was starting to accept they may never have closure, they received a call saying that remains found most likely belonged to Rodriguez.
“Most of us were overwhelmed with relief, but mostly with grief because it really put finality to it,” McGinnis said.
Now, his mother says true closure will come when detectives find who killed her son.
"An evil person did this, and he deserves to be brought to justice, and that's what we hope will happen now.”
The cause of Rodriguez’s death is still unknown. McGinnis says the FBI has joined the investigation.