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HSCO Seeks Identity of Two Hikers in Miller Manhunt

 

Dachshund ’Gigi’ May Hold Clue to Killer’s Location

 

Skippy Massey
Humboldt Sentinel

 

From The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office:

The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office and Shasta County Sheriff’s Office is seeking assistance from the public with the identity of two hikers who were on the beach at the end of Lighthouse Road in Petrolia on Wednesday May 8, 2013 during the late evening hours.

Here’s the Scenario:

Investigators were aware on the night of the (Shasta County) homicides that the Miller’s family pet “Gigi”, a tricolored Dachshund, was unaccounted for.

On Monday May 13, 2013, Humboldt County Detectives learned that a woman from the Petrolia area was in possession of Gigi.  She was contacted and it was confirmed the Dachshund she possessed was Gigi.

The woman told detectives she was on the beach at the end of Lighthouse Road in Petrolia during the late evening hours of Wednesday, May 8. Two hikers were walking off the beach and were carrying Gigi.

The hikers said they found the dog and were not able to locate an owner.  The woman offered to care for the dog and took possession of Gigi.

Names were not exchanged with the hikers and their identity is not known.

miller2It would be greatly beneficial to this investigation and the search of Shane Miller if the location of where Gigi was originally found was known.   Above is a photographs of Gigi.

The Humboldt and Shasta County Detectives are asking the persons who located Gigi call the following numbers to provide that information. Shasta County (530-245-6025) or Humboldt County (707-445-7251).

Gigi remains in the care of the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office and arrangements are being made for the safe return of Gigi to members of the Miller family.  Gigi was in excellent health when she was found by the hikers and is injury-free, the HCSO said in their release today.

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petrolia coastIf you haven’t caught on, the HCSO is trying to figure out the location the dog, Gigi, was found in order to help searchers look in the right direction and places for suspected killer Shane Miller.

Knowing where the dog was found fills in some of clues as to his whereabouts.  The identity of the two unknown hikers may provide that information and possibly other details, too.

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Search for Shane Miller Enters Sixth Day

 

Door-to-Door Searches Begin in Mattole

 

Skippy Massey
Humboldt Sentinel

 

The search for wanted triple-homicide suspect Shane Miller continues.

As of last Friday, 70 law enforcement officers were in the Mattole Valley and Bureau of Land Management’s King Range Recreation area, also known as the Lost Coast, searching for Miller following their sixth day of an intensive manhunt.  The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office reported door-to door are being conducted in efforts for finding the alleged killer, according to the HCSO press release. 

manhunt3The area where Miller’s vehicle was located was searched extensively over the weekend, without results.

SWAT Teams from the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office, the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office, the Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office and the California Department of Corrections converged onto the scene last week in their search for the alleged killer Miller.

They were joined by a gaggle of law enforcement officers from the:

  • Arcata Police
  • Eureka Police
  • Fortuna Police
  • Rio Dell Police
  • California Highway Patrol
  • Bureau of Land Management
  • Cal-Fire
  • California Department of Fish and Wildlife
  • Helicopters from the California Highway Patrol and Kern County Sheriff’s Office
  • …And a team of United States Marshals– along with a Specialized Communications Truck they brought along with them.

The King Range Conservation Area is 65,000 acres in size and has no paved roads.  One of the most rugged and rural areas of Northern California, it’s located in the aptly-named Emerald Triangle, a region well known for  its intensive marijuana cultivation, off-the-grid self-sufficiency, and equally independent citizens.  Normally peaceful, quiet, and extremely private to the rule, the flavor of the bucolic area has changed as dozens of law enforcement have descended en masse into the Mattole Valley and the small town of Petrolia.

manhuntOfficers are re-searching areas previously searched– and have been gradually expanding to additional areas outside the original scope.  They’ve also checking numerous cabins and vehicles in the area.

There has been no sighting of Miller since his truck was located in the 30000 block of Mattole Road last week.  He has seemingly vanished without a trace into the Lost Coast wilderness.

As of Friday, Mattole area residents were no longer being requested to shelter in place.  They are, however, being advised to stay in at night and lock their doors.  They are also requested to report any break-ins or other unusual activity immediately.  Check points may continue.

The Mendocino Sheriff’s Office had a 12-member SWAT Team arriving yesterday assisting in the search for Miller.  Officers will continue to search the King Range Conservation Area by foot with the assistance of helicopters today.

Ground search efforts were expanded to include door-to-door residential searches, the HCSO said.  They emphasized enforcement actions during these door-to-door searches will be limited only to the apprehension of the triple homicide suspect, Shane Miller.  They don’t want residents to be any more on edge than necessary and hope the necessary intrusions are minimal at best.

Area schools remain open with a law enforcement presence nearby.  Fixed roadway check points (north and south) of the search area remain in place.

manhunt2Twelve additional United States Marshals are expected to arrive at the search area today– complimented by the twelve Marshals currently in place.

A two-hour Community Meeting was held Sunday at the Petrolia Community Center, where Shasta County Sheriff’s Office and Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office representatives answered questions and addressed concerns from the community.

A second Community Meeting is scheduled at the Honeydew School for Wednesday, May 15, 2013 at 5:00 pm.

Officers continue to work together in an attempt to uncover information that might lead to the location of Miller, the HCSO said in their press release.

“We are trying to gather intelligence from people in the area and we want to make sure people are safe, advise them of what’s going on, and find out if they have seen anything suspicious,” Humboldt County Sheriff Mike Downey said.

Residents hope Miller is soon caught and that law enforcement will depart as quickly as they arrived so their lives and livelihood can return to normal.  No one knows when that will be– or if anyone will be hurt before that happens.

mattole mouthAdditional information on the manhunt can be found in the Times-Standard article today, “Officials Update As Mattole Manhunt Enters Sixth Day“.

The HCSO would like to relay the following information:

“Anyone who witnesses any suspicious behavior or anything that appears to be out of the ordinary is encouraged to call the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office at 707-445-7251, or 911 in an emergency.”

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Slaying Suspect’s Car Located in Petrolia

 

Shasta Triple Homicide Suspect on the Loose in Southern Humboldt

 

Mattole Residents Advised to ‘Shelter in Place’ by Sheriff

 

Skippy Massey
Humboldt Sentinel

 

From the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office:

On May 8 at approximately 3:30 p.m. the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office received a call from a citizen that wanted Shasta County Homicide suspect Shane Miller’s Gold Dodge 2010 pickup truck was seen at the mouth of the Mattole River in Petrolia.

Humboldt County Sheriff’s Deputies, along with officers from the California Highway Patrol, the Fortuna Police Department and the Rio Dell Police Department responded to the area.

While enroute to the scene, the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office began receiving 911 calls that Miller was in the truck and was driving on the Mattole Road towards Honeydew.

mattole mouthDeputies and officers from the other agencies converged on the area.  After an extensive search they located the truck parked and vacant in the 30000 block of Mattole Road.

Deputies searched the area and are still on scene looking for Miller.

Anyone who resides in the area is requested to shelter in place.  If anyone sees Miller they are requested to call 911.

 Anyone with information for the Sheriff’s Office regarding this case  is encouraged to call the Sheriff’s Office at 707-445-7251 or the Sheriff’s Office Crime Tip line at 707-268-2539.

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Previously from the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office:

shane millerShane Franklin Miller is a suspect in the triple homicide shooting of his wife and two daughters in Shingletown, CA.  Miller is considered armed and dangerous, and possibly having access to a cache of weapons. 

Sheriff’s Officials are pursuing leads in the Northern California Region and a nationwide manhunt bulletin has been issued.

Suspect is believed to be driving a Gold 2010 Dodge Mega Cab Pickup with a camper shell.  CA License #8Z75988

 

VICTIMS:

Sandy Miller, wife, 34 years old 
Shelby Miller, daughter, 8 years old
Shasta Miller, daughter, 4 years old
  
SUSPECT(S):

Shane Franklin Miller: White male, Red hair, Blue eyes, 5’10”, 200 pounds
DOB 05/08/1968, 45 years of age

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More information can be found at The Record Searchlight.

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