Trinity County Sheriff’s Office press release:
On Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018, at approximately 10:30 a.m. the Trinity County Sheriff’s Office dispatch center received a call that a person had been seen on the embankment on Post Mountain Road, possibly deceased. Deputies responded to the location and found the subject deceased. The subject was later identified as Robert Erik Garcia, DOB: 11/10/1977. He was from the Eureka area and the family has been notified.
Garcia had been released from the Humboldt County Jail on Jan. 18, 2018, and had been traveling in the Eureka area as a transient. It is unknown what his connection to the Trinity Pines area or Trinity County was.
An autopsy was scheduled for today, Tuesday Feb. 6; Garcia’s cause of death was ruled a homicide, and was due to a gunshot wound.
The incident is under investigation and those with any information regarding Garcia are encouraged to contact the Trinity County Sheriff’s Office at 530-623-2611.