[UPDATE 8:02 p.m.] Missing Eureka Boy Seen in Arcata Yesterday, Says Family
Mariana Tejeda tell us that Jesus was seen yesterday between 2:40 and 3 p.m. According to a new posting on her Facebook page that she directed us to, “Three witnesses state that they saw Jesus walking from the CVS parking lot in Arcata and headed in the direction of the plaza.Jesus did not dispute his identity and told the witnesses that he had spoken to his family, which is not true. Jesus was with a male in his 20’s with a beard and a ball cap.”
Mariana said that that the family is asking that if anyone sees Jesus, “Please call 911 immediately..my brother could be at risk.”
UPDATE 3:30 p.m.: I spoke to Chris Cook, the investigator. She said that the witness called her “immediately” after speaking with the person she believed to be Jesus. Cook said the witness was extremely credible. “They called me first thing,” she said. “They knew information that had not been released about how he looked.”
In addition, Cook said there was a separate witness in Arcata around the same time who reported seeing Jesus to an Arcata Police officer.
She asked that people in the area please be on the lookout for the boy.
UPDATE 8:02 p.m.: Jesus Is Home!!!
Earlier Chapter: 14-Year-old Eureka Boy Disappeared From School