On Sunday, 03-22-2015 at about 10:10 p.m. a citizen contacted the Hoopa Valley Tribal Police Department, regarding human remains he had discovered in a wooded area off Bair Road which is off Pine Creek Road, Hoopa. The Hoopa Valley Tribal Police Department then contacted the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office, who responded to the scene along with a Hoopa Valley Tribal Police Officer.
A Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Deputy secured the scene for the night, because of the late evening hours. On 03-23-2015 in the morning a detective with the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office and a Deputy Coroner responded to the scene to start their investigation. At this time it is unknown on the exact cause of death or the gender of the human remains. Officers are currently still on scene conducting an investigation.
An autopsy will be scheduled in the next few days to determine cause of death and the gender of the human remains.
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 707-268-2539.