Photo courtesy Outpost reader “Mr. Häss.”

UPDATE, JUNE 16: From the California Highway Patrol:

The Humboldt County Coroner’s Office has identified the deceased individual as 66 year old, Eureka resident, Robert Alan Wolf. Mr. Wolf was reported to the Eureka Police Department (EPD) as a missing person and was last seen walking near the 2100 block of Pine Street in Eureka, on May 10, 2020. EPD Case #20-002830. The Humboldt County Coroner’s Office has determined he was not involved in any type of traffic collision and his cause of death is unknown.

The California Highway Patrol is requesting anyone with additional information regarding Mr. Wolf’s passing to please contact the office at (707) 822-5981. 


UPDATE, 3:08 p.m.: From the California Highway Patrol:

On June 10, 2020, at approximately 12:42 pm, the California Department of Transportation was conducting highway improvements on US 101, south of Indianola Cutoff.  While Caltrans was putting up temporary orange fencing, they located a deceased body lying in the tall grassy center divider.  The California Highway Patrol and the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Department responded to the scene.  Upon arrival, it appeared a subject was lying in a supine position and had been deceased for a while.  The identity is yet to be determined.  The Coroner recovered the body and will assist with identification of the subject and cause of death.  There is no evidence to suspect foul play.

If anyone has any information regarding this incident, please contact the Humboldt CHP Office at (707) 822-5981.  

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This afternoon about 12:46 p.m. the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a possibly deceased person in the grassy median of the Hwy. 101 safety corridor just north of Eureka.

Public Information Officer Samantha Karges tells the Outpost via email, “A deputy coroner is still currently on scene.”

Bonnie Kuhn, a spokesperson for the California Department of Transportation, tells the Outpost that a body was discovered by employees of Mercer-Fraser “or one of our subcontractors” working near the scene, “out in front of Mid-City Motor World.”

We’ll update once we get more information.