At about 4:30 this morning the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office received a report from Fields Landing that a man had been assaulted. Deputies responded to the 500 block of South Bay Depot Road and found the victim, obviously injured, lying in the doorway of a business. An employee of the business told deputies he heard the man banging on the door, calling for help. The employee opened the door and the victim said he was hurt and asked for help. The victim then collapsed. He was transported to an area hospital where he died from his injuries at around noon. The Sheriff’s Office is not releasing the nature of the victim’s injuries, however, detectives are investigating the case as a homicide.
The name of the victim is being withheld pending the notification of next of kin. Few details are known about the victim and the Sheriff’s Office is asking for help from the public in this investigation.
Anyone with information regarding this case should call Detective Troy Garey at (707) 268-3643 or Sergeant Wayne Hanson at (707) 268-3639.