Thursday, May 23, 2013

Bodhi Tree Now a 'Person of Interest' in Last Week's Eureka Shooting

Posted by on Thu, May 23, 2013 at 4:29 PM

The Eureka Police Department today issued a press release saying that Bodhi Tree, the 28-year-old suspect in last weekend's double murder in Arcata, is now considered a "person of interest" in a May 15 shooting in Eureka.

Read the press release below.

As reported earlier, on 5/15/13 the Eureka Police Department responded to the 1900 block of J Street in Eureka in response to the shooting of Rhett August. August was transported to St. Joseph Hospital where he remains in stable but serious condition. On 5/17/13 the Arcata Police Department responded to a double homicide in the City of Arcata.

Detectives believe the homicides in Arcata and the shooting in Eureka are potentially related. Bodhi Tree is now considered a person of interest in the Eureka shooting. The individual initially detained by the Eureka Police Department on parole violations is not a focus of the investigation at this time. Detectives continue to seek any information that may further the investigation. If you have any information on the Eureka shooting please call Lead Detective Peter Cress at 441-4390, Senior Detective Ron Harpham at 441-4305 or the Eureka Police Department's main number at 441-4060. If you have information specific to the homicides in Arcata contact Lt. Ryan Peterson at 822.2428.

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