Deceased Man Dumped Near Garberville Hospital Emergency Room Might Have Been There for Over an Hour, Says Deputy Coroner
Early this morning a security guard discovered a deceased 55-year-old male near the Garberville Hospital, confirmed Deputy Coroner Trevor Enright. “A body was dropped off at the foot of the Emergency Department ramp,” he explained.
Enright said, the man has been identified as a Humboldt County resident from the Garberville area. The Coroner’s Office wants to notify next of kin before releasing his name.
The body was discovered and reported to the Humboldt County Sherriff’s Office around 2:10 a.m. But, Enright said, “There was an indication that he might have been there for an hour and a half before he was discovered.”
An autopsy is planned for Wednesday but Enright explained that currently he doesn’t believe the man’s death to be suspicious. “The manner of death does not appear at this time to be a homicide,” he said.
According to Humboldt County Sheriff’s spokesperson Selena Zorilla-Mendoza, “We are still investigating this incident.”