On August 14, 2020, at about noon, the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office was contacted by an out-of-area attorney regarding a deceased possible gunshot victim at a property on Old Harris Road in Garberville.
Deputies arrived on scene and located a deceased male victim lying in the driveway of the property with what appeared to be multiple gunshot wounds. The victim was recognized by law enforcement and his identity later confirmed as 38-year-old Wade Daniel Harris.
Also, while on the scene, deputies located and detained one male subject. The subject declined to provide a statement to law enforcement. Deputies collected evidence on scene and the subject was released pending further investigation.
An autopsy of Harris is scheduled for August 18. More information regarding this investigation will be released as 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.