EPD's Captain Watson said that an autopsy on the death at 3rd and P "won't be until mid next week at the earliest." He does not have a date yet.
'I can confirm we are investigating it as a suspicious death of a female. Evidence techs and investigators were on scene processing it until the early morning hours."
"We are conducting a meticulous and thorough investigation and have already conducted numerous interviews. It would be premature for me to release any more information at this early stage."
"We are not releasing the name at this time out of respect for the family and their grief, and to afford time for all her family loved ones to be notified. Typically the release of the name will come through the coroner's office."
EPD Press Release ( on December 12):
On December, 9 2016, at approximately 12:46 pm, officers from the Eureka Police
Department responded to the report of a deceased female at a residence on the 300 block
of P Street in Eureka.
As the first officer arrived to investigate, he confirmed there was a deceased 18 year old
female found by roommates inside the residence. Eureka Police Detectives with
assistance from investigators from the Humboldt County District Attorney’s Office began
an extensive investigation involving some 22 people residing in the residence.
An autopsy is scheduled for later this week and the female’s identity is being withheld
pending family notification.
At this time the female’s death is determined to be suspicious. Anyone with information
Prepared by: Captain Steve Watson
The Eureka Police Department is confirming the deceased female located Friday at a residence on the 300 block of P Street has been identified as Jennika Lee Suazo, age 18 of Eureka.