Autopsy Shows Suspect in Home Invasion Died of Blood Loss, Says Coroner
An autopsy on Justin Nevis, a suspect in a home invasion case, shows the 32-year-old man died from severe blood loss due to laceration wounds, says a press release from the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office.
Last Saturday, a Forensic Pathologist did an autopsy at the request of the Humboldt County Coroner’s Office on Nevin, who was found in a bushy area behind homes in Scotia.
On September 18, a 64-year-old resident of the town reported that a man knocked on his door and attempted a home invasion with a gun. The resident said he used a knife to defend himself and severely wounded his attacker. The resident reported that another man helped the wounded suspect get away.
Deputies attempted to follow a trail of blood to find the wounded man but were unable to do so.
The 64-year-old man reported smelling the odor of a dead body several times before one was located on October 3.
The deceased was identified as Justin Nevin of Sacramento County.
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