The Story of Jere Melo's Death and The Hunt for Aaron Basslar (The Best of the Links)
Description of the events of the day of the shooting here.
Excellent slideshow of officers hunting Aaron Bassler. (The photographer catches some great moments of swat officers aboard the Skunk Train.)
Press Democrats’ indepth piece on Jere Melo–who he was and how people are reacting to his death. It also includes the information that it wasn’t a pot garden but an opium farm that Melo and his fellow forester were investigating.
The Ukiah Daily Journal’s pieces have so far been disappointing which is surprising since they are on the spot and the story is being covered in many places such as LA, SF and as far away as Australia.
A Fort Bragg man writes about his memories of Jere Melo.
The Facebook wall of the Mendocino Co. Sheriff where many local residents expressing concern about sending their children to school with the suspect still at large.
UPDATE: 11:15 on 8/29: The Press Democrat just put out a better description of events on the day of the shooting here. Definitely good information.
UPDATE 1:25 on 8/29: Medical Exam on Jere Melo complete. According to a Mendocino Co. Sheriff Press Release:
On August 29, 2011, a forensic medical exam was conducted on victim Jere Melo and the cause of death was determined to be multiple gun shot injuries. The Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office and other city and state law enforcement agencies continue to conduct searches in attempt to locate suspect Aaron Bassler. Residents are reminded the suspect was last seen armed and he is considered dangerous. Anyone with any information is encouraged to contact (707) 463-4086 or (707) 961-2479.
UPDATE 8:30 8/29: Skunk train will resume today or tomorrow which indicates they think the suspect, Aaron Bassler, may have left the area.
Photo from the slideshow mentioned above