Humboldt County Inmate Dies in Custody

Press release from the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office:

Humboldt County Sheriff badgeOn Tuesday, December 13, 2016 at approximately 5:15 p.m. Correctional Deputies noticed an inmate experiencing medical issues in the Humboldt County Correctional Facility. Medical staff was summoned and began treatment. Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT) were requested due to the inmate…declining condition. EMTs transported the inmate to a local hospital where he was pronounced deceased.

An autopsy has been scheduled for Friday, December 16, 2016. Toxicology reports have been requested for processing. The cause of death is unknown pending the autopsy and toxicology reports.

The identification of the decedent will be released once next of kin has been notified.

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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12 comments

  • May it be one of the thieving scum bags. Or better yet a murderer.

  • Another? WTH?!

  • Not safe to go to eureka unless you are packing for self defence only ,its getting that bad .

  • Someone DIED. They possibly have parents & chlidren. They may have been accused but not convicted. They may have been merely destitute (a crime in our culture). It is a spiritual time of year, good for both renewal & forgiveness.
    Y’all might want to moderate your comments

    • I am with you, VF!

    • Thank You. Everyone is deserving of love and understanding. Judging and condemning give people this false sense of superiority that makes them feel good about themselves. But it does nobody any good. Its part of the hurt that causes people to act in ways that put them in jail or hurt others. Judging, condemning, makes for a small, limited world.

  • There are no homeless in Wisconsin.Wanna know why right now it zero there the weather weeds out the weak. You got to be tuff to live in wiscosin.

    • Bro, the homeless flock to social living states.

    • I live in Wisconsin. AND THERE ARE HOMELESS PEOPLE HERE!!!! The weather is horrible. below windchills between 20° – 40° zero. expecting 8″” – 10″ of snow statewide this week. We know how to take care of our homeless in these fridged climates. EVERY STATE HAS HOMELESS PEOPLE,VETERANS, AND FAMILIES. We reach out, churchs , soup kitchens, salvation army etc…. Just thought i would clear up that post. and u spelled WISCONSIN WRONG!!!!!!

  • 1985,your right their are homeless everywhere.you are so much colder than us glad you take care of each other.human kindness!!stay warm and please be safe.i have a friend who lives in Madison God bless

  • Condolences to the family.im so sorry for your loss.bless you all

  • dont hold your breath folks. this will most likley be yet another death due to the piss pore murdering FOR PROFIT MEDICAL company known as California Forensic Medical Group. With some 90ish percent of county jails and 95ish peercent of juvinile detintion facilitys under their belt in California they have been credited with a 50% increase in inmate deaths. Why you may ask…. FOR PROFIT MEDICAL!!!!!!!!! I mean really their contract states that any money that they bid the job at that they dont spend providing mental health, medical and dental care they may keep as profit…..for services they fail to provide! After all its only inmates. just Google CFMG lawsuit and see for yourself. 0r fo;;ow this link http://www.sacbee.com/news/investigations/the-public-eye/article72nd read the article

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