Police looking to identify man found dead at Centerville Beach

On Sunday, Jan. 20 at approximately 8 a.m. the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office was called by a citizen who reported a the possibility of a deceased man located at Centerville Beach, Ferndale.

A deputy and medical personnel were dispatched to the scene approximately 1/2 mile south of the parking lot. When the deputy arrived he saw a male located in the area described between the cliffs and the water line. Medical personnel and the deputy determined the male was deceased.

Sheriff’s detectives and the coroner’s office were summoned to the scene to investigate. The death is determined suspicious at this time. The identity of the deceased man has not been confirmed. Sheriff’s detectives are requesting the public’s help with this case.

The vehicle found at the scene is a blue with tan trim, Eddie Bauer 2000 Ford Explorer, with California plates.

The deceased is a while male, late 40s, wearing sweatpants, a sweatshirt, two scarves, a beanie and a hoodie

Anyone who may have seen this man at Centerville Beach or has any information regarding this case is requested to call Detective Rich Schlesiger at 1-707-268-3642 or the Sheriff’s Office Crime Tip line at 707-268-2539.

The investigation is ongoing and further information may be released in the future.