On June 23, 2021, at about 6 p.m., Humboldt County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to the Elk Camp CAL FIRE Station on Bald Hills Road near Orick for the report of a gunshot victim. According to CAL FIRE employees, a male gunshot victim was brought to the station in a vehicle occupied by multiple unknown individuals. The victim was dropped off at the station and the vehicle left. Despite life-saving efforts administered by CAL FIRE employees, the victim succumbed to his injuries on scene.
This case is being investigated as a homicide by the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Criminal Investigations Division. This is an ongoing investigation. Information will be released as available and appropriate.
The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office would like to thank CAL FIRE and California State Parks for their assistance with this investigation. 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.