Press release from the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office:

On Sept. 11, 2021, at about 11:40 a.m., the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Emergency Communications Center received a call regarding a deceased male located near a trail off of Hatchery Road in Blue Lake.

Humboldt County Sheriff’s deputies and a deputy coroner responded to the scene and recovered the remains. The circumstances surrounding this death appear suspicious and the case is being investigated by the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Major Crimes Division.

The decedent’s identity is being withheld pending next of kin notification. The Humboldt County Coroner’s Office is in the process of scheduling an autopsy.

More information will be released when available and appropriate.

Anyone with information about this case 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.