[UPDATE 7:31 p.m.]Law Enforcement in the Arcata Forest, Possible Deceased Individual
As of 5:30 p.m., the Arcata Police Department has multiple officers in the Arcata Forest off the 14th Street entrance. A spokesperson for them states, “We are currently up in the forest. There is a possibly deceased person.” However, he says that officers are just now “getting out there” so he didn’t have any more information available.
However, our reporter, Oliver Cory tells me that there is a person laying on the ground down in a ravine face up.
UPDATE 6:43 p.m.: The Humboldt County Coroner’s Office is now on scene. (Photo at top and below by Oliver Cory.)
UPDATE 7:06 p.m.: According to Detective Sgt. Todd Dockweiler, “It doesn’t appear that there was foul play involved.” But he declined to elaborate on what had occurred.
UPDATE 7:31 p.m.: More photos from the scene by Oliver Cory.
Members of North Coast News and News Channel 3 interview Detective Sgt. Todd Dockweiler.