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Humboldt County coroner, detectives respond to reports of dead body

From the Humboldt County Sheriff's Office:

On Tuesday, at approximately 10:00 a.m., the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 regarding a possible deceased male at a transient camp off Sprowel Creek Road near the Alderpoint Crossing, Garberville.

Deputies responded to the area described by the caller and located a deceased male. Due to body being partially covered, Sheriff’s Office Detectives were notified and requested to respond to the scene along with the Humboldt County Coroner prior to moving the deceased. At this time the cause of death is not known and it is being treated as a suspicious death. Further information will be released as it becomes available.

Anyone with information for the Sheriff’s Office regarding this investigation or related criminal activity is encouraged to call the Sheriffs Office at 707-445-7251 or the Sheriffs Office Crime Tip line at 707-268-2539.