Skeletal Remains Found in Garberville

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The Humboldt County Sheriff's Office is investigating after skeletal remains were found Friday in a drainage area near Melville Road in Garberville by an environmental surveyor.

According to a news release, deputies responded to the scene around 4:30 p.m. and recovered the remains.

"Due to the state of the remains, identification of the decedent was not immediately possible and is pending further investigation," the HCSO release states. "The decedent’s cause and manner of death are unknown at this time."

Anyone who may have information about the case is asked to call the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office at (707) 445-7251 or the Sheriff’s Office Crime Tip line at (707) 268-2539.

Read the HCSO release below:
On April 15, 2022, at about 4:30 p.m., the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Emergency Communications Center received a call regarding possible skeletal human remains found by an environmental surveyor in a drainage area near Melville Road in Garberville.

Humboldt County Sheriff’s deputies, investigators, and a deputy coroner responded to the location and recovered the remains. Due to the state of the remains, identification of the decedent was not immediately possible and is pending further investigation. The decedent’s cause and manner of death are unknown at this time.

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.

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