UPDATE 1/21 10:19 A.M.: Humboldt Co. Sheriff’s Dept. Press Release:
On 01-20-2013, approximately 8:00 a.m. the Humboldt County Sheriffs Office was called by a citizen who reported a male possibly deceased located at Centerville Beach, Ferndale. A deputy and medical was dispatched to the scene approximately 1/2 mile south of the parking lot. When the deputy arrived he saw a male located in the area described between the cliffs and the water line. Medical and the deputy determined the male was deceased.
Sheriff’s Detectives and the Coroners Office were summoned to the scene to investigate the death. The death is determined suspicious at this time. The identity of the deceased has not been confirmed. Sheriff’s Detectives are requesting the publics help with this case.
The vehicle: is a Blue with Tan Trim, Eddie Bauer 2000 Ford Explorer, with California Plates.
Deceased male: White male, late 40’s , wearing sweat pants, a sweat shirt, two scarf’s, a beanie and a hoodie
Anyone who may have seen this man at Centerville Beach or has any information regarding this case is requested to call Detective Rich Schlesiger at 1-707-268-3642 or the Sheriffs Office Crime Tip line at 707-268-2539.
The investigation is ongoing and further information may be released in the future.
Original Post Below:
A body was discovered on the Centerville Beach and reported to the Humboldt Co. Sheriff’s Department at 8 A.M. today, Sunday, January 20th. According to Lt. Steve Knight, the Public Information Officer, the body died under “unknown/suspicious circumstances.” He said that detectives are working with the coroner to determine who the body is and how the person died.
Knight says that more information would be available in the next day or two.