Sonoma County Sheriff’s vehicles are vigilant at Shelter Cove as law enforcement throughout the region searches for triple murder suspect Shane Miller. Photo provided by reader.
From the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office:
The search for Shane Franklin Miller continues today (05-13-2013). Search efforts continue in the King Range National Conservation Area by SWAT members from several law enforcement agencies. The area where Miller’s vehicle was located was searched extensively over the weekend with no information gathered to direct law enforcement to a specific area. The Mendocino Sheriff’s Office has dedicated a 12 member SWAT Team to assist for the search of Miller, who arrived early this morning. SWAT members will continue to search the King Range Conservation Area by foot with the assistance of air assets (helicopters) from the California Highway Patrol and the Kern County Sheriff’s Office. Ground search efforts will also be expanded today to include door to door residential searches. Enforcement actions during these door to door searches are limited to the apprehension of the triple homicide suspect, Shane Miller.
Area schools remain open with a law enforcement presence near by. Fixed roadway check points (north and south) of the search area remain in place. There remains a staffing level of over seventy (70) law enforcement officers in the Petrolia/King Range area. Twelve (12) United States Marshals are expected to arrive at the search area by Tuesday (05-14-2013) to compliment the twelve (12) United States Marshals that are currently at the search area.
A Community Meeting was held on Sunday (05-12-2013) at the Petrolia Community Center, where representatives from the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office and Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office answered questions and addressed concerns from the community. The meeting was well attended and lasted for two (2) hours.
A second Community Meeting is scheduled at the Honeydew School on Wednesday May 15, 2013 at 5:00 PM.
Detectives and Investigators from the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office and Shasta County Sheriff’s Office continue to work together in an attempt to uncover information that might lead to the location of Miller.
Anyone who witnesses any suspicious behavior or anything that appears to be out of the ordinary, is encouraged to call the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office at 707-445-7251, or 911 in an emergency.
The King Range remains closed to the public, a temporary closure instituted by the Bureau of Land Management, until further notice.