Possible Suicide by Hanging on the Hammond Trail

Press release from the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office:


On Friday, September 25, 2015, at approximately 3:45 p.m. the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office received a call that a subject possibly committed suicide by hanging. The subject was located on Hammond Trail near Murray Rd, McKinleyville. Deputies and Cal Fire personnel initiated life saving measures until medical arrived.  The subject was transported to Mad River Community Hospital for further evaluation and treatment but was later pronounced dead at MRCH.  The Humboldt County Coroner’s Office responded to take over the investigation.

The name of the decedent is being withheld pending notification of next of kin.

Anyone with information for the Sheriff’s Office regarding this case or related criminal activity is encouraged to call the Sheriff’s Office at 707-445-7251 or the Sheriff’s Office Crime Tip line at 707-268-2539



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