Homeless Man’s Body Found Just East of Eureka

Humboldt County Sheriff badgeOn Saturday, at 4.44 p.m., the body of a homeless man was located near the bridge over the Ryan Slough on Myrtle Avenue just east of Redwood Acres. “The male subject was laying in a stream of water,” said Stacy Hanson, the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office public information officer.

Later, the man was identified as Sam Whitney age 63 of Eureka. An autopsy to determine the cause of death is being scheduled but no foul play is suspected.

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