Meanwhile investigators are treating the site of a Bridgeville cabin fire as a crime scene after human remains were discovered in the charred wreckage. The property owner found a manmade pond, felled trees and a marijuana grow on his property along with the remains.
Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office said the cause of death is “unknown at this point,” but they’re “treating it as a homicide investigation” until the coroner’s report is completed.
Deputy Coroner Charles Van Buskirk said it is “too premature at this point” to identify the gender of the victim, but said the remains belonged to an adult.
“We have someone we believe it is,” Van Buskirk said, “I have not spoken to the parents of the person who we think it is yet. It could take two to three months to test the DNA samples.”