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Sunday, February 19, 2017 at about 0410 hours, Humboldt County Sheriff’s Deputies
along with Eureka Police Department, California Highway Patrol, Humboldt Bay
Fire and United States Coast Guard personnel responded to the 3rd span of the Samoa
Bridge, Eureka for a possible search and rescue. At about 0745 hours, United
States Coast Guard located a body near the 3rd span of the Bridge in
The body was
later identified as Richelle Brianne Anaya, age 28 of Samoa. This case is under
investigation by the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office and an autopsy has been
scheduled to determine the cause of death.
Anyone with information for the Sheriff’s Office
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