Alderpoint Death Raises ‘a Lot of Questions,’ Says Humboldt County Coroner
When the body of the 71-year-old Alderpoint resident was initially found beside the road on January 21, the initial theory was that he had been struck by a car, said Ernie Stewart Humboldt County’s Chief Deputy Coroner. But, Stewart said, the autopsy recently performed ruled that out.
Currently, his office is hoping that toxicology reports can give more information.
The deceased was found with no identification on him and the Coroner’s Office only learned his name late last night. Contact has been made with people who knew him but as of 11:30 a.m. today the man’s kin had not been located and informed. A deputy coroner is in the Southern Humboldt area investigating today.
“There are a lot of questions in this case,” Stewart said. One of the major questions, he stated, was the question of how the deceased ended up alongside the road in such a rural area. The area, he said, “was far enough [from the resident’s home] that it raises a lot of concerns.”
Map below shows how remote the area is.