[UPDATE 2:51 p.m.] Deputies Investigating Death of Man in Hoopa
This morning at approximately 11:25 a.m., a male body was located at a residence on Hostler Creek Road in the Hoopa area, confirmed Samantha Karges, spokesperson for the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office. The man’s body was located by family members. By 11:35, Hoopa Tribal Police were on the scene.
Karges said that deputies are trying to determine whether anything suspicious in nature occurred. “They haven’t ruled anything out,” she said. But no detectives have been sent to the scene as of 2:30 p.m.
According to the Two Rivers Tribune who broke the story, “There are presently two Humboldt County Sheriff’s Deputies onsite as well as several Hoopa Valley Tribal Police Officers.”
UPDATE 2:51 p.m.: Samantha Karges spokesperson added the following, “We received a call around 11:25 a.m. today for a report of a “male down” at a residence on Hostler Creek Dr. Hoopa Valley Tribal Police and Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to the scene. The 52-year-old man was declared deceased around 11:45 a.m. There is no indication of foul play at this time. The Sheriff’s Office is continuing to investigate.”