Another Man Arrested in 2015 Death of Man in Garberville

A man has been arrested in connection with the afternoon death of Khanh Lam on July 18, 2015. The 37-year-old Asian male had been in an argument with a woman. He allegedly attempted to remove her child from her custody. According to a press release from the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office at that time,

At some point during the argument (4) four males subjects confronted Lam. According to the witnesses Lam took off running and the (4) male subjects, along with their dogs started to pursue Lam on foot. At some point during this incident it was reported by a witness that Lam possibly fell while he was running and received a head injury from falling to the ground. When witnesses found Lam lying on the ground unconscious they dialed 9-1-1.

One man was arrested last August in connection with Lam’s death. Now another has been arrested. Here is the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office’s press release

This is a press release from the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office. The information has not been proven in a court of law and any individuals described should be presumed innocent until proven guilty:

William Lamar Hinson

William Lamar Hinson

On Wednesday, January 18, 2017, 39 year old William Lamar Hinson was booked into the Humboldt County Correctional Facility for the murder of 37 year old Khanh Lam.  Humboldt County Sheriff’s Investigators determined Hinson was an additional suspect and a Ramey warrant was issued in September 2016 for the immediate arrest of Hinson.

Hinson was located in Florida by the U.S. Marshals Service on November 4, 2016.  He was later transferred to the Humboldt County Correctional Facility on January 18, 2017.  His bail was set at $1,000,000.

This case is still under investigation.  If anyone has information in regards to this case, please contact Investigator Turner at 707-268-3642.

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6 comments

  • Doesn’t sound like he was the bad guy. Dude fell and hit his head. And dude tried to take a baby. Wth?
    I think anyone would run him down and if dude falls, then it’s his bad luck.

    Maybe there’s more to the story but shit.

    • He fell, running for his life, and was fatally injured. Glad you’re not sheriff. Or judge. [edit]

    • Things aren't always what they seem!

      I heard he had custody of the baby and was trying to get his kid. The witness’s statement of falling was bogus, that person was trying to help his friends to not get in trouble. The guys beat the crap out if him cause they thought they were helping a girl out. But what really happened…….is a group of guys involved themselves in a custody dispute and assumed the guy to be bad vs girl. Their supposed vigilante beat down went too far. Forensics shows the fall story is bs. Thats y its taken so long for the 1st arrest. That fellow flipped & now arrest #2.

    • Bullcrap lam was walking his dog at the park while talking on the phone with his free hand because he was stranded in garberville after accidentally putting diesel gas in his car while trying to pick his own son up from the airport. He was in an unfamiliar town with no way of escape due to his vehicle being worked on nearby, It makes absolutely no sense that he would attempt a kidnapping. And we all know he didnt fall. For it was already comfirmed that he was beat in the head with a blunt object until he was brain dead. And who falls besides a dumpster?🤔 he was found in an alley in a small lot with nowhere to escape. Surrounded by 3 walls and a dumpster He was completely blocked in and cornered. His only escape route was through these guys. Imagine how his son felt waiting at that airport for his father all day.

  • Good police work ,for once keep it up. The suspected perp Looks like the poster boy for phycos are us.

  • Cue up “GONNA FIND YOU”
    COASTERS😆

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