The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office has identified the victim of last week’s homicide near Orick as 40-year-old Benjamin Scott Thomas of Trinidad.
Thomas’ cause of death has been determined to be a gunshot wound.
This is an ongoing investigation. Information will be released as 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.