Yesterday we reported that the California Highway Patrol had been notified of two bodies, one male and one female, found in a remote region of northern Humboldt County. Here’s an update from the CHP:

On December 23, 2014, Yurok Tribal Police and the California Highway Patrol were notified of a possible fatality collision somewhere near Johnson’s Rd. east of the town of Orick. Units from both agencies searched the area, and discovered the collision scene on private property south of the Klamath River near the Mettah Creek drainage. The agencies discovered an older utility type vehicle, and a deceased male and female in a very remote and rugged area.  The collision scene was not recent, and it appeared that the collision may have occurred at some time over the past several weeks.  At the time of this release, (December 24, 2014 1:00PM), the Humboldt County Coroner’s Office, along with the  assistance of the CHP, Humboldt County Search and Rescue, and Yurok Tribal Police, are recovering the deceased, and processing the scene.  The Identification of the deceased subjects is unknown.

If anyone has information regarding this collision, please contact the California Highway Patrol at (707) 268-2000