Missing HSU Student, Erin Henry, Found Deceased
Today, at approximately 9:12 a.m., the body of a young woman was located at the bottom of Elephant Rock near Westhaven. Arcata Police Chief Tom Chapman confirmed that this was the body of Erin Henry, a Humboldt State University student who was last seen November 25 by her roommate in the Sunnybrae area southeast of Arcata.
Chapman said, “There is no indication at this time of foul play.” An autopsy will be performed later.
22-year-old Erin Henry was in her last semester at HSU. Her family has been in the area searching for her. They learned the news just a short time ago.
Our hearts go out to them and to her many friends.
Press Release from the Arcata Police:
On the morning of 12/8/2017, the Arcata Police Department was contacted by the California Department of Transportation (CalTrans) and informed a maintenance worker had located a knee scooter along HWY 101 south of Westhaven.
Officers responded to the location and conducted a search of the area. During the search, 22-year-old Erin Henry, reported missing to the APD on 11/30/2017, was discovered deceased a short distance east of HWY 101.
With the assistance of the Humboldt County Sheriff/Coroner, Ms. Henry’s body was recovered.
The preliminary investigation revealed no sign of foul play.
The APD would like to thank the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office, CalTrans, Humboldt State University, HSU Theater Department, the U.S. Coast Guard, Humboldt Transit Authority, Crescent City Police Department, AT&T, the Humboldt County District Attorney’s Office, California State Parks and the numerous volunteers that assisted with search efforts.
UPDATE : Press release from Humboldt State University:
Today we learned of the loss of Humboldt State student Erin Henry. We want to express our deepest sympathies to her family, friends, colleagues, and the faculty and staff who knew her. We ask you to keep her loved ones in your thoughts and comfort each other during this time.
Students can contact Counseling & Psychological Services at 707.826.3236. The Dean of Students Office can also be reached at 707.826.3504. Staff or faculty seeking additional support may utilize the Employee Assistance Program at 707.443.7358.
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- Missing HSU Student, Erin Henry, Found Deceased