Public Asked for Help in Saturday’s Suspicious Death

Law enforcement investigates a suspicious shooting. [Photo provided by a reader.]On Saturday about 5:30 p.m., a shot rang out in a quiet neighborhood near Eureka. (See here for earlier stories.) Today, the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office asked for the public’s help. They wrote,

On Saturday afternoon at approximately 1739 hours, Deputies from the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office responded to an area on Crestview Drive in Eureka regarding the report of a suspicious circumstance.

On arrival, Deputies discovered that 41 year old Brials Nelson McCutcheon was in immediate need of medical attention. McCutcheon was transported by medical staff to a local hospital and was pronounced deceased by attending hospital staff.

McCutcheon’s family has been notified of his death and the investigation is ongoing. If anyone has information that may be pertinent to the investigation, please phone Detective Mark Peterson at 268-3663 or Detective Sergeant Diana Freese at 268-3639.

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  • Brother B, may the 4 winds blow you safely home.

  • Very Sad News - Brials Was A Great Guy

    If this is the same Brials I met at Six Rivers Brewery many years ago the news is devastating. He was a great guy w/ a huge heart. I’m surprised more people aren’t commenting. He had a ton of friends and was dear to many people’s hearts. I still can’t believe this could be him. What a loss. He was so young and had so many friends I’m sure people are really hurting right now. My heart goes out to his family & friends. I hope they figure out what happened. Please let the public know when there will be a wake and services.

  • R.i.p so sorry,prayers to the family

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