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A woman fatally stabbed her boyfriend in Alderpoint on Sunday evening after he allegedly hit her, according to the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office.

Sheriff’s office Lt. Dennis Young said last week the investigation was still “fluid” and that they are currently not releasing the identity of the woman. An autopsy was scheduled for Saturday.

The man was identified on Thursday as Eugene Arnold Minikel, 37, of Redway.

The woman called the sheriff’s office just before 8 p.m. March 26 stating that she had stabbed her boyfriend at the 1500 block of Steelhead Road because he was hitting her, according to the sheriff’s office. When sheriff’s office deputies arrived they found the man unresponsive. Medical personnel pronounced Minikel dead at the scene.

Young stated he would not release any other details about the investigation or the incident at this time.

“I don’t have that information,” Young said in response to Times-Standard questions. “Even if I did, I wouldn’t say anything because that is often used in an interrogation.”

The sheriff’s office requests anyone with information about this case to contact its investigator Todd Fulton at 707-268-3646.

Will Houston can be reached at 707-441-0504.

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