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College student with broken ankle found deceased 13 miles away from home

Missing Person California

The police are trying to figure out how a missing woman with a broken ankle was able to make her way 13 miles from her home to Elephant Rock where she was found deceased.

Erin Henry 22, was found deceased underneath Elephant Rock just south of the Westhaven exit on U.S. Highway 101 in Humbolt County California.  The knee scooter she used to get around was found along Highway 101.  How she made it 13 miles from Highway 101 to Elephant Rock is one mystery.  How she walked from the highway without her scooter, which was stated she could not do, to Elephant Rock is another mystery.  Erin’s body was found in a small ravine under the rock that wasn’t visible from the highway. Her death was determined to be falling from the rock but police do not know if it was accidental or suicidal.

Erin’s roommate reported her missing from the 100 block of Samoa Boulevard since November 25, 2017.  Enrin attended Humboldt State University.  She left her wallet and cell phone and car behind.  She was not located until the police began searching for Erin when Erin’s scooter was found by CalTrans employees on Friday.

City of Arcata
On the morning of 12/8/2017, the Arcata Police Department was contacted by the California Department of Transportation (CalTrans) and informed a maintenance worker had located a knee scooter along HWY 101 south of Westhaven.
Officers responded to the location and conducted a search of the area. During the search, 22-year-old Erin Henry, reported missing to the APD on 11/30/2017, was discovered deceased a short distance east of HWY 101.
With the assistance of the Humboldt County Sheriff/Coroner, Ms. Henry’s body was recovered.
The preliminary investigation revealed no sign of foul play.
The APD would like to thank the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office, CalTrans, Humboldt State University, HSU Theater Department, the U.S. Coast Guard, Humboldt Transit Authority, Crescent City Police Department, AT&T, the Humboldt County District Attorney’s Office, California State Parks and the numerous volunteers that assisted with search efforts.

Media Advisory: HSU Mourns Loss of Student Erin Henry

Today we learned of the loss of Humboldt State student Erin Henry. We want to express our deepest sympathies to her family, friends, colleagues, and the faculty and staff who knew her. We ask you to keep her loved ones in your thoughts and comfort each other during this time.

Students can contact Counseling & Psychological Services at 707.826.3236. The Dean of Students Office can also be reached at 707.826.3504. Staff or faculty seeking additional support may utilize the Employee Assistance Program at 707.443.7358.

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