[UPDATE 6 p.m.] Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office: No Suspect in Redway Homicide
In spite of reports on social media describing a distinctive-looking man with tattoos being the killer, the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office has no suspects in the Redway homicide at this time, according to spokesperson Selena Zorrilla-Mendoza. She appealed for the community to let law enforcement do its job. “Please don’t try to apprehend or confront anyone,” she said.
The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office is not yet confirming the identity of the victim but a friend of Stephanie Gawboy confirmed that she is believed to be the woman found dead of a gunshot wound on Wednesday at a residence on Redway Drive.
“I’ve been in touch with the coroner,” said the friend. “I was on the scene. I went to her house.”
Without giving a time frame, Zorrilla-Mendoza of the Sheriff’s Department stated, “We are looking for anyone who might have been around during the time…If anyone has any information in regards to the investigation, please call [Detective Jenn Turner] at (707) 268-3642.”
UPDATE 6 p.m.: Press release from the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office:
Earlier Chapter: Woman’s Death in Redway a Homicide, Says Humboldt County Sheriff Department
The decedent in this case has been identified as 52 year old Stephanie Faye Gawboy of Redway, Ca.
Sheriff’s Detectives are investigating this incident as a homicide. Anyone with information in regards to this case is encouraged to call Detective Jenn Turner at (707) 268-3642 or the Sheriff’s Office Crime Tip line at (707) 268-2539.