Unknown Body Found on the Eel River

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Humboldt Co Sheriff Press Release:

On 07-28-2011 at approximately 7:00 pm hours the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office received a telephone call from a citizen, who had located a body in the Eel River off the 2400 block of Dyerville Loop Road near McCann.

When deputies arrived on scene they contacted the citizen, who had discovered the body. That citizen then led the deputies to the location of the body of the river bar. Deputies saw the body, which was badly decomposed and was lying in a small pool of water. It appeared that the body had been in the river for a while and had came to rest on a stump in the river.

Deputies contacted Sheriff Office Detectives and the Humboldt County Coroner’s Office, who responded to the scene. The Coroner’s Office with assistance from the Sheriff’s Office then removed the body from the water.

The body appears be that of a male subject. At this time unknown, who the victim maybe. An autopsy has been scheduled in the near future to determine exact cause of death by the Coroner’s Office. The Sheriff’s Office is assisting the Coroner’s Office to determine the identify of the victim.

Anyone with possible information on the deceased male subject is being asked to call Detective Kyla Smith at 707-268-3643 or the Humboldt County Coroner’s Office at 707-


UPDATE 8/6/11: Body appears to be the victim of homicide.


Red indicator “A” points to the town of McCann but not necessarily to exactly where the body was found



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