Body of Missing Fire Captain Found

Authorities say they have found the body of 43-year-old Los Angeles County Fire Captain Wayne Stuart Habell who went missing from his home in Newhall on Aug. 13.

Habell’s body was discovered at 6 p.m. Saturday at Montecito’s Hot Springs Canyon Trail in Santa Barbara County. His car was found near the trail on Friday. The coroner has confirmed he died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

"Captain Habell leaves behind a wife and three children," the Los Angeles County Fire Department said on its Facebook page. "Everyone including his Fire Department family is devastated. Our deepest condolences and sympathies to the entire Habell family."

This story has been updated.


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