Woman and Juvenile Arrested in Connection With the Stabbing Death of Youth Last Night
This is a press release from the Eureka Police Department. The information has not been proven in a court of law and any individuals described should be presumed innocent until proven guilty:
On August 9, 2018, at about 9:07 PM, officers of the Eureka Police Department (EPD) responded to the Ocean View Cemetery for the report of a possible stabbing.
Upon arrival, officers located a deceased male juvenile with a stab wound. Officers secured the scene and began searching the area for witnesses and possible suspects. Detectives were also summoned.
As a result of the investigation, the suspects were soon identified as Lorna Jean Leen (38 years old) and a male juvenile. Arrest warrants for homicide were obtained for both suspects and the warrants were entered into the statewide system. The bail amount issued on each warrant was $1,000,000.
On August 10, 2018, at about 7:10 AM, officers located Leen at a campsite near the 1300 block of Bayshore Way. She was taken into custody without incident. The male suspect was located in a vehicle, near Leen’s location, and was also taken into custody without incident.
Both Leen and the male suspect were booked on their active arrest warrants. Leen was transported to the Humboldt County Correctional Facility and the juvenile was transported to the Humboldt County Juvenile Hall.
This is an ongoing investigation and further details will be released as they become available. Anyone with information about this investigation is urged to contact Detective Sergeant Shawn Sopoaga at 707-832-5108.