Coroner identifies remains found at Big Lagoon

Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office

BIG LAGOON – The Humboldt County Coroner’s Office has identified skeletal remains located at Big Lagoon State Park on March 8 as that of 46-year-old Timothy Jason Moore of Alabama. 

Foul play is not suspected in Moore’s death. 

However, his cause of death is unknown at this time. 

On March 8, deputies along with officers from the California State Parks arrived on scene and located a severely decomposed body on the beach approximately four miles north of the main parking lot. 

The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office would like to thank the California Department of Justice and the Dekalb County Sheriff’s Office, Alabama, for their assistance in identifying Moore’s remains, in addition to California State Parks, the U.S. National Park Service, and Humboldt State University’s Anthropology Department for their assistance with this case, according to a press release.


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