Man Arrested for His Alleged Role in the Death of a Man in Garberville Last July
Raymond Earl Preschern was booked into the Humboldt County Jail this last Friday for his alleged role in the death of Khanh Lam on July 18, 2015. Witnesses told the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office last year that Lam had been in an altercation with a woman and attempted to take her child from her car. This, the witnesses told Sheriff’s deputies, led to bystanders entering the dispute. Witnesses reported that Lam fell while running from the bystanders and struck his head. However, according to the forensic pathologist, the autopsy showed that “Lam’s injuries were not consistent with a fall, as previously reported by witnesses. Cause of death was determined to be blunt force trauma to the head.” The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office then began investigating it as a homicide.
Today, the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office released the following information:
On July 6, 2016 Raymond Earl Preschern was arrested by the Portland Bureau of Police in Oregon on a Humboldt County Superior Court Ramey warrant for the murder of Khanh Lam. Preschern was extradited and booked into the Humboldt County Correctional Facility on Friday, August 19, 2016.
The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information for the Sheriff’s Office regarding this case or related criminal activity is encouraged to call the Sheriff’s Office at 707-445-7251 or the Sheriff’s Office Crime Tip line at 707-268-2539.
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