EPD Investigating Dead Body Found in Recycling

By

comment
The Eureka Police Department has launched an investigation after a dead body was found among recycling dropped off at the Samoa Resource Recovery Center on Vance Avenue by a hauling truck.

According to a press release, EPD was notified of the female body yesterday at about 10:45 a.m. The body has been identified, according to EPD, and an autopsy will be scheduled. Based on the hauler's pickup route, EPD believe the body had been hauled from within city limits.

The Times-Standard was first to report the body's discovery yesterday.

EPD declined to release further information or answer whether there were signs of trauma on the body or classify its investigation. Additionally, the department declined to answer specific questions about the location of the hauler's route or whether it was commercial or residential.

"This is an active investigation and anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Bailey at (707) 441-4215," EPD's press release concludes.

See the full press release copied below:



MEDIA RELEASE
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 6, 2023
Subject: Death Investigation
On January 5, 2023, at about 10:45 a.m., the Eureka Police Department was notified that a deceased female was located amongst recycling that had been transferred to the Samoa Resource Recovery Center on Vance Avenue by a Recology truck. Based on the pickup route, it is believed the female had been picked up from within the City limits of Eureka.
The Eureka Police Department has identified the adult deceased female and the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Coroner will be working to notify next of kin. An autopsy will be scheduled to aid in further investigation. This is an active investigation and anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Bailey at (707) 441-4215.

Add a comment