Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office press release:

On Friday, June 19th, 2015, Raymond Johnathan Eacret, 34 years old from Eureka, was booked into the Humboldt County Correctional Facility (HCCF) for a misdemeanor probation violation. He was housed in the medical section of the facility.

On Friday, June 26th, 2015, at approximately 1717 hours, a Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office (HCSO) Correctional Deputy (CD) found Raymond hanging from a makeshift noose that was wrapped around his neck. Lifesaving efforts were immediately initiated along with the request for Emergency Medical Services (EMS) response.

EMS personnel from Humboldt Bay Fire (HBF) and City Ambulance arrived on scene, and lifesaving efforts continued. Raymond was transported to St. Joseph Hospital Emergency Room (ER) for treatment, but was pronounced deceased at 1742 hours.

This incident is currently under joint investigation by the HCSO and the Humboldt County District Attorney’s Office (HCDAO).

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

— Mike Downey, Sheriff