Victim Named in This Weekend’s Alderpoint Homicide
This is a press release from the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office. The information has not been proven in a court of law and any individuals described should be presumed innocent until proven guilty:
On 09-23-17 at about 2:44 pm the Sheriff’s Office received a call of a possible homicide in Alderpoint. Once on scene deputies learned that 58 year old Robert James Holtsclaw had been shot and was declared deceased. A witness told deputies that he and Holtsclaw had been stopped at a gate on 6th Street in Alderpoint. The witness saw suspect Zachary Cordell Harrison (27 years old) standing near the vehicle with a firearm. The witness then heard one gunshot which he believed struck the victim. The witness fled from the vehicle and went to nearby neighbor’s house to call for medical assistance. Harrison was believed to have last been seen driving in the Alderpoint area in a black Ford F250 with Oregon license plates. This homicide is currently under investigation and anyone with information is urged to contact the Sheriff’s Office at 445-7251. If Harrison is seen please call 911 immediately. He is to be considered armed and dangerous.
Earlier Chapter: Humboldt County Sheriff’s Deputies Search for Murder Suspect