Monday, October 11, 2021

Sheriff's Office Investigating Suspicious Death in Blue Lake

Posted By on Mon, Oct 11, 2021 at 8:51 AM


The Humboldt County Sheriff's Office is investigating the death of a man found by a trail near Taylor Way and the Mad River Levee in Blue Lake just before 1 p.m. on Sunday.

According to a news release, the man's death is under investigation by  Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes Division and is considered to be suspicious.

This is the second death reported in the area this month. On Sept. 11, the body of 65-year-old Blue Lake resident Eugene Steven Segal, who died of blunt force trauma and stab wounds, was found near Hatchery Road. His death has been deemed a homicide.

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 HCSO release below:
On October. 10, 2021, at approximately 12:51 p.m., Humboldt County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to the area of Taylor Way near the Mad River Levee in Blue Lake for the report of a deceased male near the trail close by the levee. Upon arrival to the area, deputies located a deceased male adult. The man’s cause of death is still under investigation and is considered suspicious at this time. The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes Division is investigating this case. Further information 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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