Missing and Wanted Persons
Browse this section to find information and photos (when available) for missing persons and persons wanted by law enforcement agencies.
According to a press release from the Eureka Police Department, 64 year old Raymond Lawrence Anderson was reported missing on Sunday, May 26, 2013. Anderson was last seen in Redding on the morning of May 23 and was reportedly driving back to Eureka using either Highway 299 or 36.
Anderson is described as being a white male adult, brown/grey hair, mustache and goatee, blue eyes, approx. 5'4" and 175 lbs. He was last known to be driving a blue 1991 Chevrolet Carpice with California license plate 2XBB559. See the full press release and a photo of Raymond Anderson below.
EPD Press Release:
The Eureka Police Department is requesting the public's assistance in locating 64 year old Raymond Lawrence Anderson who was reported missing by friends on 05/26/13. Raymond Anderson was last seen in Redding, Calif., on 05/23/13 at 9:00 a.m. He was reportedly driving back toEureka, Calif., via Hwy 299 or possibly Hwy 36. Anderson is described as being a white male adult, brown/grey hair, mustache and goatee, blue eyes, approx. 5'4" and 175 lbs. He was last known to be driving a blue 1991 Chevrolet Carpice with California license plate 2XBB559. He hassome medical problems and walks with a limp (right side). He is described as very friendly and outgoing. Anyone with any information regarding Raymond Anderson is urged to contact the Eureka Police Department at (707) 441-4300 or (707) 441-4044.
Law enforcement would like to talk to the hikers. Where did they find the dog?
From a HCSO press release of 5/15/2013: The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office and Shasta County Sheriff’s Office is seeking assistance from the public with the identity of two hikers who were on the beach at the end of Lighthouse Road, Petrolia on Wednesday May 8, 2013 during the late evening hours.
Investigators were aware on the night of the homicide that the Miller family pet “Gigi”, a tricolored Dachshund, was unaccounted for. On Monday May 13, 2013, Humboldt County Detectives learned that a woman from the Petrolia area was in possession of Gigi. This subject was contacted and it was confirmed the Dachshund she possessed was Gigi. The woman told detectives she was on the beach at the end of Lighthouse Road in Petrolia during the late evening hours of Wednesday May 8, 2013. Two hikers were walking off the beach and were carrying Gigi. The hikers said they found the dog and were not able to locate an owner. The woman offered to care for the dog and took possession of Gigi. Names were not exchanged with the hikers and their identity is not known. It would be greatly beneficial to this investigation and the search of Shane Miller, if the location Gigi was originally found was known.
The Humboldt and Shasta County Detectives are asking the persons who located Gigi call the following numbers to provide that information. Shasta County (530-245-6025) or Humboldt County (707-445-7251).
Gigi remains in the care of the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office and arrangements are being made for the safe return of Gigi to members of the Miller family. Gigi was in excellent health when she was found by the hikers and injury free. Attached are photographs of Gigi.
Update on Search for Miller
The search for triple homicide suspect Shane Miller continues this morning. Efforts are a continuation of yesterday’s tactics, consisting of foot searches in the King Range trails and door to door searches of residences and cabins in the Petrolia, Honeydew and Shelter Cove communities. As a reminder there is a 5:00 PM community meeting scheduled at the Honeydew School. The King Range Conservation Area remains temporarily closed to all recreational activities.
Agencies and Resources Assigned
Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office, Shasta County Sheriff’s Office, Trinity County Sheriff’s Office, SWAT Teams from California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation at Pelican Bay and High Desert, Fortuna Police Department, Humboldt County Drug Task Force, California Highway Patrol, Humboldt State University, Eureka Police Department, helicopters from the California Highway Patrol and Homeland Securtiy.
At 10:30 pm on Mon., May 13, 2013 a McKinleyville man reported to a Humboldt County Sheriff’s Deputy that he had been struck intentionally by a truck. The suspect was described as a White male, approximately 6’ tall, 220 lbs, late 50’s, balding, with some hair on the side of his head, and was reported driving a dark colored pickup truck, possibly a Nissan. See the full HCSO press release and photos below.
On 05-13-2013, approximately 10:30 p.m. the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office received a call from a 20 year old McKinleyville man who told the deputy he was struck intentionally by a truck. When the deputy arrived at the McKinleyville Shell Gas Station 1606 Central Avenue, McKinleyville the victim related the following:
The victim was standing in line to make a purchase inside the gas station when a male (suspect) behind him in line became irritated because the line was not moving fast enough. The victim attempted to explain to the suspect that the person in front of him at the register was disabled and needed extra time to gather his items and make his purchase. The suspect got angry with the victim and began yelling obscenities at the victim. The victim decided to leave, walked out of the gas station and across Central Avenue, McKinleyville. The suspect got into his truck, drove out of the gas station and accelerated at the victim, striking the victim with his truck and causing the victim to literally get knocked of his feet and fly through the air. The victim landed on the shoulder of the road. Several uninvolved citizens witnessed the assault. The victim sustained injuries to his elbow, hip and knee. Medical arrived, but the victim refused medical treatment.
The investigating deputy was able to obtain a video of the suspect from the gas station. The Humboldt County Sheriffs Office is requesting the public's help in locating and identifying the suspect.
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.
The suspect is described as: White male, approximately 6’ tall, 220 lbs, late 50’s, balding with some hair on the side of his head. Driving a dark colored pickup truck, possibly a Nissan.
Photo above shows murder suspect Shane Franklin Miller, white male, red hair, blue eyes, 5’10”, 200 pounds, DOB 05/08/1968, 45 years of age.
Important Note: Due to on-going law enforcement activity related to this case, the Bureau of Land Management has announced that the King Range National Conservation Area wilderness and recreation sites, including the Lost Coast Trail, are closed until further notice. Click here for more information. Additional note: Audio updates below are ordered in chronological order (older first).
Update for Thurs., May 16, 2013 highlights: On day 8 of the massive manhunt for triple-murder suspect Shane Miller, there have been no confirmed sightings of Miller since his pickup was found in Petrolia on May 8; currently plans are being made to scale back the search force in the Mattole Valley, but patrols in the area will be intensified; King Range will be closed through May 30, but local Schools in the area will remain open. Click here for the May 16 audio update.
Update for Wed., May 15, 2013: Hikers found Shane Miller's dog- click here for that story.
Update for Mon., May 14, 2013 highlights: Search for Shane Miller continues; swat team searches cabins and trails in King Range; 100 people attend community meeting with Humboldt and Shasta County Sheriff's Offices representatives on Sun., May 12; search for Miller will continue in King Range area until evidence is found that Miller is not in the area; a second public meeting is scheduled for Wed., May 15 at the Honeydew School at 5 pm; checkpoints north and south of Petrolia are still in effect.
Update for Mon., May 13, 2013 highlights: Search for Shane Miller continues; swat teams search cabins and trails in King Range; 100 people attend community meeting with Humboldt and Shasta County Sheriff's Offices representatives on Sun., May 12; search for Miller will continue in King Range area until evidence is found that Miller is not in the area; a second public meeting is scheduled for Wed., May 15 at the Honeydew School at 5 pm; checkpoints north and south of Petrolia are still in effect. Click here for the May 13 audio update.
Update on the Miller manhunt for Sat, May 11, 2013 @ 1:51 pm
Highlights from the Press Release from the Humboldt County Sheriff's Office indicate:
- Over 70 law enforcement officers are in the Mattole Valley and BLM Kings Range Recreation area searching for triple murder suspect Shane Miller.
- Resources include: SWAT Teams from the Humboldt County Sheriff's Office, Shasta County Sheriffs Office, Sonoma County Sheriff's Office and California Department of Corrections, law enforcement officers from Arcata Police, Eureka Police, Fortuna Police, Rio Dell Police, California Highway Patrol, Bureau of Land Management, Cal-Fire, and the California Department of Fish and Wildlife.
- Also involved in the search are helicopters from the California Highway Patrol and Kern County Sheriff's Office, and a team of U.S. Marshalls, along with a specialized communications truck which they brought with them.
- Officers are re-searching 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.
- The Tour of the Unknown Coast Bike Race is currently taking place, and 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 (Sat.).
- Area residents are no longer being requested to shelter in place. However, they 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.
Hear KMUD newscasts and updates (most recent at the bottom) about this on-going incident- see the original post on this incident below.
In the afternoon on Wednesday, May 8, 2013, a tip that the vehicle, a Gold Dodge 2010 pickup truck belonging to triple murder suspect, Shane Miller, was seen at the mouth of the Mattole River prompted action from local Humboldt County Sheriff's Officers, CHP, Fortuna Police Department and Rio Dell Police. A search of the area resulted in locating Miller's empty truck in the 30000 block of Mattole Road in Petrolia, Calif. (see map below). A command post for the on-going manhunt has been set up at the Petrolia Volunteer Fire Department.
The suspect, Shane Miller, is believed to have killed his wife, 34-year-old Sandy Miller, and their two daughters, 8-year-old Shelby and 4-year-old Shasta. The three were found dead at their home in Shingletown, Shasta County, Calif., at around 8 p.m. on Tues., May 7.
Miller is considered armed and dangerous, possibly having access to a cache of weapons. Anyone with information should call the Sheriff’s Office (530) 245-6025 or, in Humboldt County, call the Sheriff's Office at 707-445-7251 or the Sheriffs Office Crime Tip line at 707-268-2539. The public should not approach Miller. If he is seen call 911.
Use the player below to hear more on this unfolding story. This piece, including an interview with Jeff Fontana, Public Affairs Officer for the BLM, was aired on the KMUD Local News by News Correspondent, Christina Aanestad on Thurs., May 9, 2013.
Additional late breaking information is found in this piece by KMUD News Correspondent, Eileen Russell which also aired on Thurs, May 9 on KMUD Local News.
The audio below is from a piece aired on the KMUD Local News Fri., May 10, 2013. It contains updated information and several interviews submitted by KMUD News Correspondent Eileen Russell, reporting on the ground from Petrolia, the active current search location for wanted triple-murder suspect Shane Miller. Audio highlights include an interview with one of the hikers evacuated from the Loast Coast area due to the manhunt, the scope and protocol for the search, and public awareness that checkpoints have been set up in the area.
The player below contains audio from the update on the Shane Miller Manhunt. This update was aired Mon., May 13, 2013 by KMUD News Coordinator, Terri Klemetson, and contains content provided by Community Journalist, Willow Rain, on the Community Meeting which took place in Petrolia Sun., May 12.
On-Scene Photos of Shane Miller Manhunt - taken by KMUD News Correspondent Eileen Russell