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Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office press release:
On August 14, 2018, at about 9:10 p.m., Humboldt County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to assist the California Highway Patrol and Cal Fire with a vehicle fire on Briceland Rd. near the Ettersburg Junction.
Fire personnel informed deputies that they were extinguishing the fire when they located two decedents inside the vehicle.
This incident is under investigation by the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division and is currently considered a suspicious death.
This is an ongoing investigation. The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office anticipates more information to be released following the completion of the two decedents’ autopsies. Autopsy dates for both subjects are in the process of being scheduled.
Anyone with information about 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.