UPDATE: Preliminary Autopsy Results For Centerville Beach Body


UPDATE: The body has been confirmed as  male, but its identity is pending. According to the sheriff's office, preliminary autopsy results show signs of death consistent with drowning.


An autopsy is scheduled tomorrow to help determine the identity and cause of death of a body found Saturday afternoon on Centerville Beach, approximately a quarter of a mile from the mouth of the Eel River.

The sheriff's office declined to give any additional information about the body, which was described as "severely decomposed."

See the full press release from the sheriff's office copied below:

On 2/24/18 at approximately 2:35 pm, Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Deputies were dispatched to the report of a dead body on Centerville Beach. Deputies arrived on scene and located a severely decomposed body approximately one quarter of a mile from the mouth of the Eel River. The Coroner’s Office arrived on scene and the body was retrieved. This investigation is currently ongoing.

Anyone with information for the Sheriff’s Office regarding 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.

William Honsal

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