Woman Found Deceased in Humboldt Bay Identified

A helicopter searches Humboldt Bay

A helicopter searches Humboldt Bay Sunday morning. [Photo by Jen Savage]

Press release from the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office:

Humboldt County Sheriff badgeOn Sunday, February 19, 2017 at about 0410 hours, Humboldt County Sheriff’s Deputies along with Eureka Police Department, California Highway Patrol, Humboldt Bay Fire and United States Coast Guard personnel responded to the 3rd span of the Samoa Bridge, Eureka for a possible search and rescue. At about 0745 hours, United States Coast Guard located a body near the 3rd span of the Bridge in the water.

The body was later identified as Richelle Brianne Anaya, age 28 of Samoa. This case is under investigation by the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office and an autopsy has been scheduled to determine the cause of death.

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.

Earlier Chapter: Woman Missing From Samoa Bridge; Searchers Scour the Bay



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