Shelter in Place Request Lifted–Caution Still Advised as Authorities Search for Homicide Suspect, Shane Miller
Humboldt Co. Sheriff’s Press Release:
Note: The Bureau of Land Management Kings Range Recreational Area is still temporarily Closed and the public is requested to stay away until further notice.
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.