Man Found Hanging in Humboldt County Jail

Press release provided by the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office:

HCSOOn Friday, June 19th, 2015, Raymond Johnathan Eacret, 34 years old from Eureka, was booked into the Humboldt County Correctional Facility (HCCF) for a misdemeanor probation violation. He was housed in the medical section of the facility.

On Friday, June 26th, 2015, at approximately 1717 hours, a Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office (HCSO) Correctional Deputy (CD) found Raymond hanging from a makeshift noose that was wrapped around his neck. Lifesaving efforts were immediately initiated along with the request for Emergency Medical Services (EMS) response.

EMS personnel from Humboldt Bay Fire (HBF) and City Ambulance arrived on scene, and lifesaving efforts continued. Raymond was transported to St. Joseph Hospital Emergency Room (ER) for treatment, but was pronounced deceased at 1742 hours.

This incident is currently under joint investigation by the HCSO and the Humboldt County District Attorney’s Office (HCDAO).

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.



  • Prayers to the so deed he was troubled,as many are here in Humboldt,his pain was to much.God Bless you all

  • I wonder if he was trying and failing to turn his life around, finding himself back in jail was proof enough to him he couldn’t hack it, or if he was turning it around and getting arrested for a misdemeanor just iced his cake at the wrong moment. This way we have of “dealing with” drug addicts just seriously is NOT working.

  • It is a shame his inner strength wasn’t there for him in his time of need. Do you know why he was was housed in the medical section of the facility?

  • So… How many people have been found hung in the jail the past few years? Anytime I hear of someone who supposedly hung themselves in jail I’m suspicious. This happened to someone I knew years ago who was NOT suicidal and had everything going for him. He was drunk on a weekend and mouthed off.

    • Any follow up? I can find no local news reports since this was first reported in June. His mom has been challenging the “suicide” for quite some time apparently.

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