The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office has determined the death of Brials McCutcheon to be a homicide. On 08-09-2016, Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Detectives and Evidence Technicians served a Humboldt County Superior Court Search Warrant on the victim’s vehicle. Detectives are examining numerous items of evidence that were seized from inside of the vehicle. An autopsy has been scheduled for Saturday, 08-13-2016.
The Sheriff’s Office is requesting help from the public in solving this homicide. Please contact their office with information on Brials location and possible associates prior to his murder. Please contact Detective Peterson or Sergeant Freese at the below telephone numbers.
On Saturday afternoon at approximately 1739 hours, Deputies from the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office responded to an area on Crestview Drive in Eureka regarding the report of a suspicious circumstance.
On arrival, Deputies discovered that 41 year old Brials Nelson McCutcheon was in immediate need of medical attention. McCutcheon was transported by medical staff to a local hospital and was pronounced deceased by attending hospital staff.
McCutcheon’s family has been notified of his death and the investigation is ongoing. If anyone has information that may be pertinent to the investigation, please phone Detective Mark Peterson at 268-3663 or Detective Sergeant Diana Freese at 268-3639.
On 08/06/16 at about 5:40 pm, Humboldt County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to the 4300 block of Crestview Dr. in Eureka for a report of a possible self-inflicted gunshot victim. Upon their arrival, deputies located a male subject suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. The victim was located lying next to a black colored four door Toyota Tacoma pick-up, which he is believed to be associated with. The victim was transported by ambulance to a local area hospital where he was pronounced deceased. Due to the suspicious nature of the shooting, HCSO Detectives responded to the scene and are investigating this matter. The victim’s identity is being withheld at this time pending the on-going investigation.
Anyone with information regarding this case or related criminal activity 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.