Sunday, September 12, 2021

Sheriff's Office Launches Death Investigation After Body Found Near Blue Lake

Posted By on Sun, Sep 12, 2021 at 10:17 AM

The Humboldt County Sheriff's Office has launched a death investigation after man was found dead yesterday near Hatchery Road in blue Lake under "suspicious" circumstances.

According to a press release, deputies were dispatched to the area at about 11:40 a.m. after someone reported finding a deceased male near a trail off the road. The man's identify is being withheld until officials can notify his family of his death.

The Sheriff's Office asks anyone with information about the case to call 445-7251 or its crime tip line at 268-2539.

See the full press release copied below:

Suspicious death investigation in Blue Lake

On Sept. 11, 2021, at about 11:40 a.m., the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Emergency Communications Center received a call regarding a deceased male located near a trail off of Hatchery Road in Blue Lake.

Humboldt County Sheriff’s deputies and a deputy coroner responded to the scene and recovered the remains. The circumstances surrounding this death appear suspicious and the case is being investigated by the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Major Crimes Division.

The decedent’s identity is being withheld pending next of kin notification. The Humboldt County Coroner’s Office is in the process of scheduling an autopsy.

More information will be released when available and appropriate.

Anyone with information about this case 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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