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Date Released: 8/31/2009
Subject: Death Investigation
Contact: Brenda Godsey, PIO
Case No#: 200905812
Released By: Brenda Godsey

Location: Loleta

Humboldt County Sheriff’s Investigators are investigating a case of skeletal human remains that were discovered in a church that had burned about six years ago. Yesterday at about 3:30 p.m. a man reported finding the remains inside the old, burned church near the intersection of Old Indianola and Hookton Roads. Responding deputies confirmed the remains were human and the Humboldt County Coroner’s Office was called to assist. Forensic tests will be necessary to determine the gender, age, and cause of death of the decedent. Additional information will be released as it becomes available.