FAMILY: CA Body Found In Santa Barbara Is Missing LA County Fire Capitan Wayne Stewart Habell

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MONTECITO, Calif. (KABC) — The body off missing Los Angeles County Fire Department captain, Wayne Stewart Habell, has been located in a Santa Barbara County canyon. His vehicle was found nearby.

Habell, 43, was confirmed found by family who said the body discovered Saturday was indeed the missing capitan.

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A spokesperson for the department said 43-year-old Wayne Stewart Habell’s family has confirmed the identity of the deceased man. source

A search team made the grim discovery about 6 p.m. Saturday, after which Habell’s body was transported to the county coroner’s office.

An SUV registered to Habell had been spotted near the Hot Springs Canyon trailhead on Monday and was reported to authorities as suspicious on Friday, prompting a response from Santa Barbara County sheriff’s deputies.

The cause of death was not immediately known.

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