The Eureka Police Department has announced that formal charges have been filed in the case of Jennika Suazo, an 18-year-old Eureka girl who was found dead inside her home five years ago today. More details in the EPD release below:
5 years ago, 18-year-old Jennika Lee Suazo was found deceased in her residence on the 300 block of P Street in Eureka. For years, Eureka Police Department Detectives interviewed dozens of people, analyzed evidence, and waited for DNA results. After a thorough investigation, the Eureka Police Department completed its case in May of 2021 and forwarded it to the Humboldt County District Attorney’s Office with a request that 34-year-old Anthony Lee Hamilton be charged for the murder of Suazo.
Earlier today, Hamilton was formally charged for the murder of Jennika Lee Suazo. Hamilton has been in custody since 2017, on unrelated charges. Senior Detective Cosetti said, “Thank you to Jennika’s family and friends for their patience over the last five years. Your love for Jennika was strong throughout the entire investigation.”
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ABOVE: At a vigil held in the wake of Suazo’s death