[UPDATE 3:32 p.m. Gunshot Wound] Woman’s Death in Redway a Homicide, Says Humboldt County Sheriff Department
Humboldt County Sheriff Mike Downey released information this morning regarding the death of a Redway woman. It is considered a homicide and detectives are working the case. This is the seventh homicide being investigated by the Department this year.
The woman whose name is still being withheld pending positive identification was discovered deceased in her residence on the 100 block of Redway Drive in Redway yesterday. She had been dead multiple days.
More information is expected from the Sheriff’s Department later today. With the standoff in McKinleyville yesterday and last night, personnel have been stretched thin.
The Sheriff’s Department is asking for the public’s assistance. Please ask for Detective Jen Turner at the Sheriff’s main number–(707) 445 7251
UPDATE 3:32 p.m.: Press release from the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office:
On Wednesday, August 17, 2016 at about 9:40 a.m. Humboldt County Deputy Sheriffs responded to the 100 block of Redway Drive in Redway for a report of a deceased subject. It was initially reported to law enforcement as a possible suicide. A Deputy and Coroner arrived on scene and observed a deceased female with what appeared to be a gunshot wound lying on down. The Coroner determined the death was not a suicide. Detectives arrived on scene and are investigating this incident as a homicide.
The female decedent was approximately 52 years old. The Sheriff’s Office will release her name once next of kin has been notified.
Anyone with information for the Sheriff’s Office regarding this case is encouraged to call Detective Jen Turner at (707) 268-3642 or the Sheriff’s Office Crime Tip line at 707-268-2539.
Earlier Chapter: Detectives at Residence in Redway After Woman Found Deceased