One week ago, the Outpost posted a Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office release which described an incident in Garberville in which 37-year-old Khanh Lam of Atlanta, Georgia was found unconscious after sustaining a severe head injury. Witnesses at the scene said Lam had been involved in an argument with a woman involving the woman’s child. From the previous release: 

Lam was involved in an argument with a female subject and attempted to remove her child from a car. At some point during the argument four males subjects confronted Lam. According to the witnesses Lam took off running and the male subjects, along with their dogs started to pursue Lam on foot. At some point during this incident it was reported by a witness that Lam possibly fell while he was running and received a head injury from falling to the ground.

Lam was flown out of the area for medical treatment. He was later taken off life support after showing no brain activity. 

Today, he Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office provided an update into their investigation into the incident which led to Lam’s passing: 

On Saturday, July 25, 2015 an autopsy was performed on Lam’s body at the Humboldt County Coroner’s Office by a Forensic Pathologist. The results of the autopsy were Lam’s injuries were not consistent with a fall, as previously reported by witnesses.  Cause of death was determined to be blunt force trauma to the head. The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office is investigating Lam’s death as a homicide.

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