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Arcata Police Department press release: 

Five years ago today Cal Poly Humboldt sophomore student David Josiah Lawson was murdered while attending a house party in Arcata.  The Arcata Police Department continues to investigate this open murder case and continues to consult with the Humboldt County District Attorney’s Office and the State of California’s Attorney General’s Office on investigative resources that may lead to justice in this case.

A 24-hour tip line remains open whereby information from confidential sources can be provided to APD investigators that may lead to additional tips and leads.  According to Arcata Chief of Police Brian Ahearn, the need for witnesses to come forward is necessary in order to move closer to achieving justice.  “It is paramount that witnesses come forward.  Our investigative team remains at the ready to respond to anyone at any time to document their statement as we continue the fact-finding process.”    

Anyone with information regarding the murder of Josiah Lawson is asked to call the Arcata Police Department’s confidential tip line at (707) 825-2590 or APD Dispatch at (707) 822-2424.  Eyewitness accounts of what led up to, and including the murder of Josiah are crucial to bringing this case back to court.