Sheriff's Office IDs Man Killed in Southern Humboldt


The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office has identified the man whose body was found on a property in the Ettersburg area on Feb. 18 as Southern Humboldt resident Jason Todd Garrett.

According to a release, the 33 year old died of a gunshot wound.

A suspect in Garrett’s shooting, Ryan Anthony Tanner, 32, was taken into custody after a daylong search on Feb. 17 that included a CHP helicopter and SWAT team members.

The sheriff’s office had responded to Tanner’s property after it “received information regarding a possible homicide” at a property on Crooked Prairie Road.

“This case is still under investigation,” a release states. “Further information will be released when available and appropriate.”

Read the full HCSO release below:

The Humboldt County Coroner’s Office has identified the remains recovered on Feb. 18, 2020, in the Ettersburg area as that of 33-year-old Jason Todd Garrett of Southern Humboldt County.

Garrett’s cause of death has been determined to be a gunshot wound.

This case is still under investigation. Further information will be released when available and appropriate.

Anyone with information regarding 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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