Cutten report of gunshot wound to the head turns out to be a possible suicide
Humboldt County Sheriff deputies, Humboldt Bay Fire and City Ambulance responded to a report of of a 40 year old male with a gun shot wound to the head in the 1300 block of Ridgewood Drive. They were followed by the Humboldt County Coroner to the residence where this incident allegedly occurred.
Undersheriff William Honsal said that this was a possible suicide and that HCSO and the Coroner's office are investigating if the suspect shot himself.
In such cases, Undersheriff Honsal said, "we tend not to issue press releases."
The U. S. Coast Guard has also been out assisting HCSO with a helicopter. Not sure if it is related to this tragedy.