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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