Tuesday, September 1, 2020

Sheriff's Office Investigating Death of Woman Found Near Kneeland Road

Posted By on Tue, Sep 1, 2020 at 4:52 PM

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The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office is investigating after a woman’s body was found by a motorist down an embankment at a Kneeland Road turnout on the evening of Aug. 30.

According to a news release, the woman has been identified as 32-year-old Tawny Deann James. An autopsy is scheduled for Sept. 3.

“This is an active investigation," the HCSO release states. “More information regarding this case will be released when available and appropriate.”

Anyone with information is asked to call the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office at (707) 445-7251 or the Sheriff’s Office Crime Tip line at (707) 268-2539.

Read the full HCSO release below: 
On Aug. 30, 2020, at about 7:45 p.m., the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Emergency Communications Center was contacted by a motorist regarding human remains located down an embankment at a turnout on Kneeland Road.

Sheriff’s deputies responded and located a deceased female, later identified as 32-year-old Tawny Deann James. James’ cause and manner of death are unknown at this time. An autopsy of James is scheduled for Thursday, September 3.

This is an active investigation. More information regarding this case will be released when available and appropriate.

Anyone with information about this case or related criminal activity is encouraged to call the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office at (707) 445-7251 or the Sheriff’s Office Crime Tip line at (707) 268-2539.
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