Press release from the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office:

On Dec. 23, 2021, at about 9:14 p.m., Humboldt County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to a residence on Teh-Pah Lane, on the Trinidad Rancheria, for a death investigation.

According to fire personnel, a travel trailer behind the main residence of the property had reportedly become engulfed in flames. While working to suppress the fire, fire crews located a deceased adult female inside.

The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes Division was dispatched to investigate. Sheriff’s Investigators are working in coordination with CAL FIRE to investigate this incident. The cause and circumstances of the fire are undetermined at this time.

An autopsy of the victim to determine cause of death is in the process of being scheduled. The identity of the victim is being withheld pending next of kin notification.

Anyone with information about this case or related criminal activity 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.