Two men were arrested on suspicion of murder over the weekend, and judging by a Sheriff's Office press release, the body must have been in a bad way. Without the question even being posed the release states, "The condition of the remains is being withheld at this time." It goes on to explain that forensic testing will be necessary to identify whatever it was they found. Blech.
The victim's identity has not yet been released. One of the two men arrested was reportedly the victim's roommate. The other was also booked for dealing weed and gun posession in the commission of a felony. Full release below.
Humboldt County Sheriff's Detectives booked two men for murder over the weekend in connection with a case that was originally reported as a missing person. On February 15, 2009 a woman called the Sheriff's Office to report her adult brother missing. She said she had not heard from him for about two weeks and it was very unusual for him to be out of contact with his family. The woman, who was calling from New York, was unsure of her brother's exact address but believed he lived in a cabin on Three Creeks Road, off of State Route 299. Throughout the week, Sheriff's Deputies and Detectives interviewed the man's roommates and acquaintances. Investigators began to believe the missing man was the victim of a homicide.
The investigation continued and Saturday a search warrant was served at the Three Creeks Road property. Sheriff's Office personnel, together with a Deputy Corner, discovered human remains at the location. That same day, Sheriff's Detectives booked two men for the murder of [the] missing man: his roommate, Eddie David Lee, 21, and Limmie Greg Curry III, 19, of Arcata. Curry was also booked for being armed with a firearm in the commission of a felony, and possession of marijuana for sales.
The condition of the remains is being withheld at this time. Further forensic testing will be required to confirm the identification of the remains that were found, however, all evidence indicates they are those of the missing man. The Humboldt County Coroner's Office will provide the identification of the victim when it is appropriate.