Oct. 11: EPD Now Conducting Homicide Investigation After Old Town Assault Victim Succumbs to Injuries

Sept. 26: Eureka Police Investigating Brutal Early Morning Assault

Press release from the Eureka Police Department:

Over the course of this Homicide investigation the Eureka Police Department’s Criminal Investigation Division (CID), with assistance from many sections within EPD, have been following up on several leads into the September 26 assault on Brett Keiling.  On October 19, 2019, CID, working in conjunction with our Community Safety Enhancement Team (CSET), identified the suspect as Connor Whited (22), from Nashville, Tennessee. An arrest warrant was obtained and at approximately 1:00 p.m. today, Whited was located by a member of CSET and taken into custody without incident.  

Connor Whited (22), from Nashville, Tennessee

Whited was transported and booked at the Humboldt County Correctional Facility for murder and is being held on a million-dollar bond. 

The investigation has revealed that this was not a random act of violence and Keiling was the intended target of the assault.

This is still a very active investigation and further information will be released as appropriate.  Anyone who has information about this crime should contact Sr. Detective Ron Harpham at 707-441-4305 or