Hank Sims / @ 12:22 p.m. / Crime

HOMICIDE IN DOWNTOWN ORICK: Man Stabbed to Death This Morning; Police Currently Interviewing Suspect


From the Humboldt Conty Sheriff’s Office:

The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a homicide in Orick near Highway 101 and Dryden’s Rd.

The Sheriff’s Office Communications Center received the call for service just after 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018 for a 35-year-old male stabbing victim. The suspect reportedly fled the scene southbound.

Officers with California State Parks and the California Highway Patrol assisted in the response.

State Parks officers performed life-saving efforts on the victim while medical was en route. The victim later succumbed to his injuries.

A CHP officer located and detained the suspect on Hansen St. in Orick.

This incident is still under investigation.

Anyone with information regarding 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.


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