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Date Released: 6/30/2009
Subject: Injury Investigation
Contact: Brenda Godsey, PIO
Case No#: 200904313
Released By: Brenda Godsey

Location: Trinidad

Humboldt County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to northbound U.S Highway 101 near the Trinidad off-ramp this morning after receiving a report of a possible body on the side of the road. At about 6:30 a.m. a passing motorist call the Sheriff’s Office and said he believed there was a body on the side of the road. Responding deputies arrived and found a woman alive, but cold and unresponsive. She was taken to an area hospital where she is in critical condition. The woman, a 48-year-old transient, showed significant bruising that may have been several days old. Sheriff’s Deputies and California Highway Patrol Officers are working to determine how the woman sustained her injuries. Anyone with any information should call the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office at (707) 445-7251.