Death Investigation Underway North of Redway

Multiple Humboldt County Coroner's vehicles at the scene.

Multiple emergency vehicles and personnel are in a pullout just north of Redway as they respond to the situation. [Photo by Lisa Music]

About 2:20 this afternoon, emergency personnel learned of a deceased person located north of Willow Ave. in Redway.

Multiple emergency vehicles and personnel are on scene, including Southern Humboldt County Technical Rescue Team, members of the Humboldt County Coroner’s Office, deputies from the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Department, and Redway Fire.

We’ve requested more information from the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Department and will update with more information when we receive answers.

UPDATE: Body Recovery Highlights Importance of Highly Skilled SoHum Tech Rescue Team

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Guest
Guest
Guest
11 months ago

This is getting to be a regular occurrence…

Korina42D
Member
11 months ago

That’s a lot of rescue personnel for one body.

My condolences to their family and friends.

Seriously
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Seriously
11 months ago
Reply to  Korina42

Is it??? How much is enough in your opinion?

Korina42D
Member
11 months ago
Reply to  Seriously

If the person has already passed, what use is the technical rescue team? That’s all I meant.

THC
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THC
11 months ago
Reply to  Korina42

From what I heard the body was hard to get to, and they needed the technical Rescue Team to extract it.

Guest
Guest
Guest
11 months ago
Reply to  Korina42

Recovery with possible steep, difficult access…

Ricky Bennis
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Ricky Bennis
11 months ago
Reply to  Guest

Korina will get em.

Dignaty and Respect
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Dignaty and Respect
11 months ago
Reply to  Korina42

To bring up the body with dignity, and respect our Tech Rescue are all great folks for this

Good Grief
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Good Grief
11 months ago
Reply to  Seriously

What a crap comment, “Seriously.” They were just making an observation, not an accusation. Good grief.

Xebeche
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Xebeche
11 months ago
Reply to  Korina42

Wow. Just…wow.

Sigh
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Sigh
11 months ago
Reply to  Korina42

For any report of deceased it’s typical for a number of personnel to respond. Law enforcement from two or more jurisdictions usually arrives to assess and secure the scene (could be other injured, bodies or perp). Coroner. Ambulance. S&R if extenuating circumstances. Sometimes even fire dept. And when on Fed or State lands a land manager rep can show up. Seems crazy but if something is missed or goes astray, on what might be potential crime scene, or if any additional injury or death is missed, the blowback can be astronomical.

Ernie Branscomb
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Ernie Branscomb
11 months ago
Reply to  Sigh

Thanks for the reasonable comment. Rare…

Sigh
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Sigh
11 months ago

Welcome. And, yeah, might be rare as I mostly respond to, well, let’s put it this way:
There’s individual comments that are meh, IMHO. But when months of them, various gradations, get put together, there’s a clear enough image of an unsavory type of man and behaviors, peddling chaos. Here’s example, circa 201X.

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Lisa Music
Admin
11 months ago
Reply to  Korina42

In fairness to Korina, I too was wondering why there were so many recovery and sheriff people at the scene. It is definitely the most I’ve witnessed at a death investigation. I then got to witness the body recovery by Southern Humboldt Technical Rescue and realized the need for so many vfd and tech rescue personnel. Those people deserve kudos for what they did yesterday.

Mike Morgan
Member
11 months ago
Reply to  Korina42

Dead bodies are potential crime scenes and they need to preserve potential evidence. Also, having lots of people provides for redundant gear and additional training for infrequent actions and techniques.

Vermin SupremeD
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Vermin Supreme
11 months ago

On the road to Dean Creek? In the camps?

Cetan Bluesky
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Cetan Bluesky
11 months ago

Rest in peace.
Sad.

Sad about it
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Sad about it
11 months ago

Oh no I hope it’s not the guy that was living there. So sad.

Sheila Tobey
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Sheila Tobey
11 months ago

Any update on circumstance etc? Thank you.

dale dan tony
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dale dan tony
11 months ago

Since the community didnt do anything to get rid of these people, this is what we have to expect. Tourism will not return or increase in this area as long as heroin addicts roam the camps outside of our towns leading to death overdosing and murder. Time to get rid of the homeless camps its ruining our community.

Ricky Bennis
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Ricky Bennis
11 months ago
Reply to  dale dan tony

Gosh we should have asked you to wave your hand and say “leave” like ten years ago!

Biffer
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Biffer
11 months ago
Reply to  dale dan tony

Well said

Truth Be Told
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Truth Be Told
11 months ago

Welcome to the redwood forest – tons of trash, needles, human waste. I’ve helped clean up the mess from some of these camps. Letting people live in these sordid camps is trashing the environment and perpetuating their mental illness and drug and alcohol addiction.

Local
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Local
11 months ago

Dale & Truth be told, way to go, and scapegoat the poor!
The reason people don’t want to come there is there is nothing to offer but this backwoods mentality, overpriced everything, no housing, no jobs, nowhere to eat, and what’s there is overpriced!! Boots are hundreds of dollars in that town. Thank the Greed growers for that outcome. They followed Estelle right over the cliff. Truth be told so hum has plenty of drug addicts with no garbage services living on homesteads they own that look like actual dump sites in those hills. Some of those folks that are doing the most environmental damage is growing, and has been busted, and happens to be one of many down town business owners!!
When it comes to mental illness & crime some of the worst murders, and crime was committed by Southern Humboldt housed people!! You both need to do your homework before you kick the guy below you!!

Truth Be Told
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Truth Be Told
11 months ago
Reply to  Local

Spoken like a true enabler who will defend to the death (of those like the unfortunate soul in this story) their right to practice their drug addiction and alcoholism without intervention or accountability while trashing the environment and the community.

Mike Morgan
Member
11 months ago
Reply to  Local

Some of the folks leaving needles and trash are not poor. They just made poor choices. And you’re not helping them either. They need to get off the drugs that incapacitate them, get the counseling/rehab/job training assistance required, and get back to any place where they don’t present a danger to themselves or others. Maybe away from the “friends” that let them slip so far.

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Guest
Guest
Guest
11 months ago

This was my daughters father. He was a local resident. May he rest in peace 😢

Guest
Guest
Guest
11 months ago
Reply to  Kym Kemp

Thank you so much ❤️