Andrew Goff / @ 3:27 p.m. / News

Deceased Man Found on Highway 101 in SoHum Had Been Shot Prior to Being Struck by Semi-Truck; Sheriff’s Office Investigating as Homicide


PREVIOUSLY: Man Found Dead After Traffic Collision on Highway 101 This Morning; Sheriff’s Office Investigating Case as ‘Suspicious’

Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office press release

 

The person found deceased on US 101 near Salmon Creek has been positively identified as Salvatore Riccobono IV, age 29, from Concord, California. Riccobono was in possession of a 1998 Gold Infinity SUV with California plate 4ASX760 which is unaccounted for. Riccobono was also know to carry a 9mm pistol which is also unaccounted for. If someone sees the vehicle they should not approach it and contact law enforcement as soon as possible.

Our investigation indicates that Riccobono had been shot at least one time prior to being struck by the involved vehicle. It is not known if he was alive or deceased when he was struck by the vehicle. Further information will be released after the forensic autopsy is completed on April 28th. This incident is being investigated as a Homicide.

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.



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