Coroner identifies body found in forest

Mad River Union

ARCATA – The Humboldt County Coroner’s Office and Arcata Police have determined that the woman whose body was found Sept. 10 in the Arcata Community Forest died as the result of a suicide.

“At the time of death, the deceased had nothing on her person that would indicate her identity,” stated a press release from the coroner. “Fingerprints were taken and submitted to the local and FBI fingerprint identification systems. On September 21, 2015 the Coroner's office was notified that the FBI fingerprint identification system had positively identified the deceased female as Sarah Anne Walsh, age 25, from Crossville, Tennessee. How Sarah came to be in Humboldt County is still under investigation.”

The next of kin have been notified and funeral arrangements are being made, according to the coroner.

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