◼ DA still mulling charges in toddler drowning case; no timetable for a decision
The Humboldt County District Attorney's Office is still reviewing the March 6 drowning death of a 20-month-old boy in Eureka and has yet to make a charging decision in the case.
The Eureka Police Department turned its investigation report into the death of Caiden Archie Cathey over to the DA's Office March 29, outlining the facts surrounding Caiden's death. According to officials, it appears the boy fell from a dock in Eureka's Halvorsen Park into Humboldt Bay while still strapped into his stroller and drowned.
EPD did not make a charging decision in the case, but classified it as a possible child endangerment.
Reached late last week, Deputy District Attorney Kelly Neel said the case is still under review but declined to comment further.
”Since it's under review, I cannot comment other than to say that the matter will be reviewed to see what, if any, criminal conduct may have occurred and by whom,” Neel wrote in an email to the Times-Standard.
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