Press release from the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office:

The Humboldt County Coroner’s Office has identified a deceased individual located near Orleans on Aug. 24, 2020 as 64-year-old Robert Mark Coffer of McKinleyville. Coffer’s death is being investigated as a homicide.

This is an active investigation. To protect the integrity of this investigation, further information will be released when available and appropriate.

Anyone with information about this case (Case Number Reference: 202004177) is encouraged to call the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office at (707) 445-7251 or the Sheriff’s Office Crime Tip line at (707) 268-2539.