Police Investigate Two Deaths Today

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Press release from Eureka Police Department:

On February 8, 2017, at about 12:56 a.m., officers with the Eureka Police Department responded to a hotel room on the 3500 block of Broadway for the report of a disturbance. Officers made entry into the room and found an unconscious female. Lifesaving efforts were immediately initiated by police, fire, and ambulance personnel, but were unsuccessful. The female, age 16 from Eureka, was pronounced deceased at the scene. Her identity is being withheld until next of kin is notified.

At about 6:12 a.m., Eureka Police responded to Waterfront Drive and Commercial Street for the report of a body floating in the bay near a dock. Employees from a nearby business had located the body and secured it until police arrived. The body was recovered from the bay and appears to have been a male in his 30’s. The identity of the male is currently unknown.

Foul play is not suspected in either incident and the investigations are ongoing. Autopsies will be scheduled to determine the causes of death. Anyone with information regarding either incident is asked to call the Eureka Police Department at (707) 441-4060.



  • Somebody’s a little girl

  • Two more dead in Eureka in one day? Not that unusual anymore.

  • TaxpayerSteveDobbs

    9Great, floaters,..water bodies are always the worst, hopefully they have got, id on them, otherwise it takes forever to figure out who they are depending on decomp. Remember that starsky n hutch scene, grab a stick and push em back out, let the next district deal with it,..taxpayers get to pay for it all, all the time, so get back to work everyone!

    • Your uncaring cold comment is really sad to hear, whoever it was was someone’s loved one, no one should be left to rot after they are gone, what they were before doesn’t matter

    • [edit] The lack of empathy is likey why all hell is breaking loose in this world.

    • Wow how heartless , this is someone son, father ,husband ,not cool

    • You know nothing about this [edit]! They ID him from his fingerprints and his mother will be handling the funeral [edit]!!

    • [edit] The guy hung himself and the rope untied and he fell in the bay. His family & fiancee are taking this really hard and the last thing they need to read is stupid comments from stupid people with nothing better to do. Maybe you’ll change your tune if someone you care for commits suicide [edit]!

  • Sounds like Foul Play to me a sixteen-year-old there was a disturbance in the room leading the cops to be called to go to that exact room and they find a dead 16 year old girl that’s sounds pretty suspicious to me

  • My condolences to the families of both. May they rest in peace. It’s getting to be so out of control and so sad.

  • What I’m wondering is, who’s room was it? Don’t you have to be 18 to rent a room? Was she found by her self or were there others in the room with her (i.e. the disturbance) I mean I’m sure epd already looked into it but I’m still very curious.

  • You don’t have to be a Bernie voter to have compassion for those who lose life to soon. With all this sex/human trafficking going on in millions of cities across the world, in addition to the drug epidemic, there’s no telling what happened to these two young people. You don’t know them so have no reason to speculate. Maybe they have family and friends who have been searching for them? “Man’s inhumanity to Man”

  • How sad that a 16 year old was dying and no one cared. No matter what she was like or what she did before, she was still someone’s daughter or loved one. So sorry someone didn’t find her before she was dying.

    • You couldn’t be more wrong, many people cared, this was my niece…unless you know the details you shouldn’t point fingers!

    • She was a beautiful little girl who was confused like we all have been at that age who before she had the opportunity to have some of the teenage questions answered during this phase in her life, was killed. I don’t give a damn what they say this was NOT an accident.

  • I heard she died of an OD and her sister did the same thing a year ago in January 🙁

    • Justice for my Baby

      Her sister is 10 months old. People really need to quit speculating. This is my baby and there is more to the story here.

      • I am so very sorry about your lose. I also apologize for the heartless things some are saying. For anyone to speculate and imply anything negative is disrespectful and ignorant. It never ceases to amaze me at how cruel people can be to others, especially at times like this. I lost three close relatives in twelve hours and some people were saying things like ” meth heads deserved to die” and even worse. However the real story was my grandmother was killed in a car accident while coming home from making funeral arrangements for my uncle who had a heart attack. And the third relative, my aunt died of old age and I believe a broken heart later that same day.

        Therefore people need to show respect, because death can happen to any of us at any time.
        Again…I’m truly sorry to you and yours and wish you well soon.

      • So sorry, for your loss. I can not imagine the pain. Strength to you and yours. God Bless.

    • Justice for my Baby

      Why would you allow comments on a death of a 16 year old? People are cruel and have no idea the reality if their hurtful words.

  • Who was the 16 year old

    • I am not trying to be mean, but please don’t ask a mother who is mourning the name of whom they are mourning. If you knew her child you wouldn’t have to ask, and if you do need to ask, ask someone else. It just makes you sound nosy to ask like that.

  • Condolences. My heart goes out to both families. May their loved ones rest in peace. And, may they find the love and support needed during these tragic times.

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