From the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office:

On April 23, 2018 at 0500 hours, Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Emergency Communications Center received a 9-1-1 call about a vehicle vs.pedestrian collision on NB101 near Salmon Creek. The call was transferred to the California Highway Patrol. California Highway Patrol Officers and Sheriff’s Deputies responded. It was determined the pedestrian was deceased and the California Highway Patrol requested a response from the Coroner.

The Deputy Sheriff/Coroner arrived on scene and began his investigation. Based on the Deputy Sheriff/Coroner’s observations, he requested a response from the Criminal Investigations Division. Detectives and an evidence technician responded. The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office is investigating this as a suspicious death. A forensic autopsy is scheduled for Saturday, April 28th. No further information regarding this incident will be released until after the autopsy is completed.

The identity of the deceased is being withheld pending notification of next of kin. Anyone with information regarding this incident is encouraged to call the Sheriff’s Office at (707) 445-7251 or the Sheriff’s Office Crime Tip Line at (707) 268-2539.