Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Releases Information on Bodies Found Near Mattole and Centerville Beaches
The autopsy on the body found near the Mattole Beach, unfortunately, was inconclusive, explained Samantha Karges of the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Department. “Due to the decomposition of the body, we cannot positively confirm the sex of the body,” she explained.
The autopsy on the body found at Centerville Beach determined that the body was that of a male and, according to Karges. “Preliminary results from the autopsy show the cause of death is consistent with drowning,” she said. “However we are still doing more investigation into the cause and manner of death.”
She wanted to “reassure the public that we are working on this and we ask that they remain patient as we continue the investigation process.”