Unknown Young Woman’s Death Yesterday in Arcata Forest Believed to Be a Suicide; Can You Help Identify Her?
“She does not match up with any of our known missing person reports at this time,” Stewart said.
According to Deputy Coroner Roy Horton, the woman, who had been dead “at least a couple days,” might have been connected to Humboldt State University. “She didn’t look like a transient,” he said.
Horton said the woman was believed to be between 19 and 23 years of age with medium length brown hair that contained blond highlights. She was 5’3″ to 5’4″ and weighed about 125 pounds. The woman was wearing a t-shirt that said Gypsy Soul, skinny jeans and a skirt.
On her back, Horton said, “she has a thin outline of angel wings….that go below her shoulders all the way down her back.” Inside the wings is “some kind of symbol we can’t figure out like a 4-sided star that is very thick and bold.” On her right hip, he says, is a red rose. “It’s very, very large. It takes up her whole hip area. On her left side, near her lower abdomen, is a big, black scorpion–five or six inches in length.” Her finger nails were painted orange.
Horton said the woman had “scars on her wrist like she might have been a cutter.”
If anyone recognizes the description, please contact the Humboldt County Coroner’s Office at (707) 445-7739.