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Date Released: 5/14/2013
Subject: Wanted Suspect Shane Miller-Update #3
Contact: Lt. Steve Knight
Case No#: 201302314
Released By: Lt. Steve Knight

Location: Mattole Valley

The search continues for triple homicide suspect Shane Miller. Over seventy law enforcement officers continue to search the Mattole Valley, King Range Conservation Area and surrounding communities looking for Miller. Officers are going door to door, speaking with residents and searching numerous outbuildings and unoccupied cabins. There has still been no sighting of Miller since the day his truck was found. Meantime investigators from the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office, Humboldt County Sheriffs Office and United States Marshals Office continue to interview friends and relatives. Officers have been following up on numerous tips and leads. Roadblocks are still in place and cars are being searched leaving the Mattole Valley. Area schools are back in session and officers are staged at or near the schools. Residents have expressed their appreciation and are working with law enforcement to help find Miller.

The King Range Conservation Area is still closed until further notice.

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


SHANE FRANKLIN MILLER, White male adult, 45 years old, 5-10, 200 lbs blue eyes, red hair
Believed to be armed and dangerous. If sighted call 911

Anyone with information for the Sheriffs Office regarding this case or related criminal activity is encouraged to call the Sheriffs Office at 707-445-7251 or the Sheriffs Office Crime Tip line at 707-268-2539.










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05-13-2013 update

The search for Shane Franklin Miller continues today (05-13-2013). Search efforts continue in the King Range National Conservation Area by SWAT members from several law enforcement agencies. The area where Miller's vehicle was located was searched extensively over the weekend with no information gathered to direct law enforcement to a specific area. The Mendocino Sheriff's Office has dedicated a 12 member SWAT Team to assist for the search of Miller, who arrived early this morning. SWAT members will continue to search the King Range Conservation Area by foot with the assistance of air assets (helicopters) from the California Highway Patrol and the Kern County Sheriff's Office. Ground search efforts will also be expanded today to include door to door residential searches. Enforcement actions during these door to door searches are limited to the apprehension of the triple homicide suspect, Shane Miller.

Area schools remain open with a law enforcement presence near by. Fixed roadway check points (north and south) of the search area remain in place. There remains a staffing level of over seventy (70) law enforcement officers in the Petrolia/King Range area. Twelve (12) United States Marshals are expected to arrive at the search area by Tuesday (05-14-2013) to compliment the twelve (12) United States Marshals that are currently at the search area.

A Community Meeting was held on Sunday (05-12-2013) at the Petrolia Community Center, where representatives from the Shasta County Sheriff's Office and Humboldt County Sheriff's Office answered questions and addressed concerns from the community. The meeting was well attended and lasted for two (2) hours.

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

Detectives and Investigators from the Humboldt County Sheriff's Office and Shasta County Sheriff's Office continue to work together in an attempt to uncover information that might lead to the location of Miller.

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.

The King Range remains closed to the public, a temporary closure instituted by the Bureau of Land Management, until further notice.






Mike Downey
Sheriff





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5-11-2013 update
The search continues for wanted triple homicide suspect Shane Miller. As of today over 70 law enforcement officers are in the Mattole Valley and Bureau of Land Management Kings Range Recreation area, also known as the Lost Coast searching for him. SWAT Teams from the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office, Shasta County Sheriffs Office, Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office and California Department of Corrections are on scene, along with law enforcement officers from 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 Marshalls, along with a Specialized Communications Truck which they brought with them. The Kings Range Conservation Area is 65,000 acres in size, and has no paved roads. Officers are researching some areas that have been previously searched and are expanding their search areas. They are also checking numerous cabins in the area. There has been no sighting of Miller since his truck was located in the 30000 block of Mattole Road.

Meantime the Tour of the Unknown Coast Bike Race is currently occurring. The law enforcement officers are providing additional security for the racers who are traveling through the Mattole Valley area. There have been no issues regarding the race as of noon today.

Area residents are no longer being requested to shelter in place, however are 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. The law enforcement checkpoints have been lifted during the race. However check points will continue during night time hours.
SHANE FRANKLIN MILLER, White male adult, 45 years old, 5-10, 200 lbs blue eyes, red hair
Believed to be armed and dangerous. If sighted call 911

Anyone with information for the Sheriffs Office regarding this case or related criminal activity is encouraged to call the Sheriffs Office at 707-445-7251 or the Sheriffs Office Crime Tip line at 707-268-2539.




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On 05-08-2013, 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, Petrolia. Humboldt County Sheriff’s Deputies, along with officers from the California Highway Patrol, Fortuna Police Department and 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. Deputies 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 see’s Miller they are requested to call 911.

Anyone with information for the Sheriffs Office regarding this case or related criminal activity is encouraged to call the Sheriffs Office at 707-445-7251 or the Sheriffs Office Crime Tip line at 707-268-2539.

Mike Downey Sheriff

 

 

 

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