Death Investigation Underway after Body Found at South Jetty


The Humboldt County Sheriff's Office has launched a death investigation after a decomposing male body was found today near the mouth of the Eel River on the South Jetty.

The sheriff's office released few details, just that deputies were dispatched to the scene shortly after noon today and that deputy coroners took possession of the body. An investigation into the man's identity remains ongoing.

Officials ask that anyone with information about the case call the sheriff's office at 445-7251. See the full press release from the sheriff's office copied below.

Date: 3/10/18 Prepared by: Corporal J. Comer
Case Number: 201801181 Subject: Death Investigation

On 3/10/18 at approximately 12:11 pm, Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Deputies were dispatched to the report of a dead body near the mouth of the Eel River and the South Jetty. Deputies and a Warden with the Department of Fish and Wildlife arrived on scene and located a decomposed male body, south end of the South Jetty near the mouth of the Eel River. The Coroner’s Office arrived on scene and the body was recovered. The investigation to the identity is 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.

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