Human remains discovered in Humblodt Co. cabin after fire

Apr 7, 2014 12:31 PM

An evaluation of damaged property near Bridgeville in Humboldt County has led to the discovery of burned human remains.

On Friday April 4, the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office was contacted by a landowner regarding damage to his property. The landowner reported that he had found marijuana growing on his property, someone had cut down trees and dug out a pond. The property owner also informed dispatch the Bridgeville Volunteer Fire Department had responded to the property on April 3 and a three story cabin had been burned to the ground.

The property owner requested a deputy come out to assist with a survey of the property damage. When a deputy arrived on the scene the owner said he had just found what he believed to be burnt human remains.

Sheriff’s Deputies, the California Department of Justice, the Humboldt County Arson task Force and the Coroner’s Office all responded to the scene.

The owner gave investigators consent to search the property and the Coroner confirmed the remains were human.

At this time it is unknown whether the body is male or female. An investigation is being conducted by the Humboldt County Coroner’s Office.


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