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UPDATE, 3:24 p.m.: EPD sends out a quick note confirming the identity of the deceased:
The Eureka Police Department is confirming the deceased female located Friday at a residence on the 300 block of P Street has been identified as Jennika Lee Suazo, age 18 of Eureka. This is an active investigation and anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact Detective Amber Cosetti at (707) 441-4300.
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Original Post: The family of the girl found deceased at a house on P Street in Eureka last week have posted a GoFundMe page in an attempt to help pay for her funeral expenses. In that post they identify their lost loved one as Jennika Suazo.
Update on the Eureka Police Department’s investigation into her death in the press release below:
On December, 9 2016, at approximately 12:46 pm, officers from the Eureka Police Department responded to the report of a deceased female at a residence on the 300 block of P Street in Eureka.
As the first officer arrived to investigate, he confirmed there was a deceased 18 year old female found by roommates inside the residence. Eureka Police Detectives with assistance from investigators from the Humboldt County District Attorney’s Office began an extensive investigation involving some 22 people residing in the residence.
An autopsy is scheduled for later this week and the female’s identity is being withheld pending family notification. At this time the female’s death is determined to be suspicious. Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact Detective Amber Cosetti at (707) 441-4300.