Friday, July 7, 2017

Coroner Identifies Man Pulled From Humboldt Bay

Posted By on Fri, Jul 7, 2017 at 4:08 PM

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The Humboldt County Coroner's Office today identified the man whose body was pulled out of Humboldt Bay on July 2 as Shane Christopher Barbion. He was 47.

Officials believe Barbion, who was identified using his fingerprints, was living in Eureka at the time of his death. Family members in Nevada have been notified. No foul play is suspected in what appears to have been a drowning.

Press release from the Humboldt County Sheriff's Office:
On Sunday, July 2nd, at about 1100 in the morning, a Humboldt County Deputy Coroner responded to Waterfront Drive regarding the report of a deceased individual floating in Humboldt Bay. An autopsy of the individual, identified by fingerprints as Shane Christopher Barbion (DOB 11/30/1969), was completed today.

There were no signs of foul play observed and the cause of death appears to be drowning. Biological samples have been sent to the lab requesting a toxicology analysis. Barbion appears to have been from Eureka with past addresses in Trinity County and Nevada.

Next of kin has been notified in Nevada.

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