Deceased Stabbing Victim From Last Thursday Identified as 16-Year-Old Boy

An EPD vehicle with an officer blocks the entrance to the cemetery.

An officer in an EPD vehicle blocks the entrance to the cemetery Thursday night. [Photo by Ivory Marx]

The victim of a stabbing at the Ocean View Cemetery on August 9 was identified as 16-year-old Brandon Brocious of Eureka by the Humboldt County Coroner’s Office.

Lorna Jean Leen

Lorna Jean Leen

Last Friday, Eureka Police arrested a 38-year-old woman, Lorna Jean Leen, and a male juvenile as suspects in the case. The bail was set at $1,000,000 each.

According to a press release from the Eureka Police, “Anyone with information about this investigation is urged to contact Detective Sergeant Shawn Sopoaga at 707-832-5108.”

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15 comments

  • Oh. That is so sad! Way too young!!!

  • More fallout from the Gallegos years. He let all criminals and drug addicts run wild for years. While he surfed!

  • Sad, is the accused a local transient, or from out of the area.

  • Things that make you go hmm

    Sad that she is only 38! Looks like she’s going on 58😕 ⁉️
    I am so very sorry to the family and loved ones of this young man who lost his life so needlessly. May you find peace and comfort in one another 🙏 ♥️

  • Years ago, it used to be a major selling point in Eureka, if your house or rental was backed up against a greenbelt or a cemetery for that matter, but not anymore. In recent years, I’m seeing more and more greenbelt areas either getting stripped, cut back, or just plain built over, likely due in part to the major increase in the homeless and transient population.

  • You’re not including the major catalyst of homelessness and transient populations which is liberal open door border policy.

  • I`m probably a little warped; however, I`ve always been quite interested in how these people sharpen their knives. As a skilled craftsman who depends on sharp tools, I`m always surprised at how few people have sharpening skills, even minimal skill. Perhaps they know someone who`s stolen a bench grinder somewhere and they use it to put a rough edge on their blade. Not enough to carve a roast on the table or slice a ripe tomato but good enough to punch a few holes in someone.

    Does anyone have any ideas, comments?

  • I am so sorry for your loss and brandon was a good friend of mine and always make shure i was ok

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