MONTECITO, Calif. (KABC) -- The Los Angeles County Fire Department captain, whose body was found in Santa Barbara County, died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, authorities said Monday.
The body of Wayne Stuart Habell was identified by his family on Sunday. His body was found Saturday at about 6 p.m., and was then taken to the county coroner's office.
The 43-year-old Habell had last been seen leaving his home at 7:30 a.m. last Monday. Santa Barbara County Sheriff's deputies responded to the area of Hot Springs Trail in Montecito after a suspicious vehicle was reported Friday. The vehicle was registered to Habell.
The body was found the following day.
Habell worked at Fire Station 73 in Newhall.
Missing LA County Fire Department captain died by self-inflicted gunshot wound