On Feb. 13, 2023, at about 2:14 p.m., the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Emergency Communications Center received a call regarding human remains found in the Baker Beach area of Trinidad.
Humboldt County Sheriff’s deputies responded to the scene and recovered the remains with the assistance of a California State Parks lifeguard. Due to the difficult access to the area of the beach, deputies requested the assistance of a helicopter from the United States Coast Guard (USCG)- Sector Humboldt Bay to transport the deceased individual and place them in the custody of a nearby deputy coroner.
The deceased individual has been identified as 40-year-old Caleb Pellegrini. Pellegrini was reported missing to the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office earlier that day after he failed to return home.
Pellegrini’s death is not considered suspicious at this time; however, the Humboldt County Coroner’s Office is in the process of scheduling an autopsy to determine the cause and manner of death.
The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office would like to thank the USCG and California State Parks for their assistance with this recovery operation.
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.
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