Wednesday, January 27, 2021

HCSO Investigating Death on Bell Springs Road

Posted By on Wed, Jan 27, 2021 at 4:47 PM

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The Humboldt County Sheriff's Office is investigating the death of a gunshot victim found in his vehicle on Bell Springs Road near Island Mountain Road.

Sheriff's Deputies found Richard Grayson Drewry, 85, of Garberville in a vehicle with a gunshot wound, after trying life-saving efforts Drewry succumbed to his injuries and died.

The manner of his death is still under investigation and his autopsy is scheduled for later this week.

Anyone who may have seen Drewry or his vehicle, a 2010 Ford Explorer with California License Plate Number PHOODIS, is asked to contact the Sheriff's office at 445-7251 and reference case number 202100446.

Anyone with information about this case can also contact the Sheriff’s Office Crime Tip Line at 268-2539.

Read the full press release below. 

Bell Springs Road Death Investigation

On Jan. 26, 2021, at about 10:45 a.m., Humboldt County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to the area of Bell Springs Road near Island Mountain Road for the report of a gunshot victim.

Upon arrival, deputies located an elderly male gunshot victim inside a vehicle parked along the roadway. Deputies performed lifesaving efforts on the victim, however, the man succumbed to his injuries on scene.

The victim was later identified as 85-year-old Richard Grayson Drewry of Garberville. Drewry’s autopsy is scheduled for later this week.

Drewry’s manner of death has not been determined at this time and the case is still under investigation.

Drewry’s vehicle is described as a blue 2010 Ford Explorer with California License Plate Number PHOODIS. Sheriff’s Investigators ask that anyone who may have seen Drewry or his vehicle in the hours prior to his death to contact our office at (707) 445-7251 and reference case number 202100446.

Anyone with information about this case can also contact the Sheriff’s Office Crime Tip Line at (707) 268-2539.

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