Ukiah Daily Journal reports that Aaron Bassler, a suspect in the deaths of Jere Melo, a former Fort Bragg mayor, and Matthew Coleman, a well known employee of the Mendocino Land Trust, is probably breaking into vacation homes to access food and…shaving equipment.
Authorities believe Bassler is still somewhere in the forest, according to Van Patten, where his family said he had lived for about five months before Melo was shot in late August.
“There are a number of vacation cabins he could have accessed,” Van Patten said.
Authorities have found evidence of small camp fires, and break-ins have been reported at vacation homes in the area, according to Van Patten. Bassler was clean-shaven when he was seen Sunday.
“He’s very resourceful; he’s not out there eating berries,” Van Patten said. “People have called in because they noticed signs of a break-in; things were out of place.”
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