Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Jason Warren Murdered Dorothy Ulrich, Sheriff's Office Says

Posted By on Tue, Nov 20, 2012 at 12:25 PM

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After an investigation that lasted nearly eight weeks, the Humboldt County Sheriff's Office has concluded that 28-year-old transient Jason Anthony Warren murdered 47-year-old Hoopa woman Dorothy Evelyn Ulrich on the morning of Sep. 27.

The Sheriff's Office has submitted its findings to the District Attorney and is requesting that charges of homicide and auto theft be filed against Warren.

Warren has also been identified as a "person of interest" in a hit-and-run incident that occurred later the same day, leaving 40-year-old Suzie Seemann dead and two other women badly injured.

The investigation into that incident is being handled by the California Highway Patrol.

[Addendum: The Times-Standard published a short piece on Ulrich last month, with remembrances from her sister-in-law. The Two Rivers Tribune published an obituary.]

The Sheriff's Office press release is below.

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On 11-20-2012, the Humboldt County Sheriff's Office concluded a majority of the Death Investigation of Dorothy Evelyn Ulrich, 47 years old of Hoopa. Investigators determined that Ulrich was the victim of a Homicide, and suspect Jason Anthony Warren, 28 years old, a transient, is responsible for her Homicide. Based upon their investigation, Sheriff's Detectives believe Ulrich was killed during the early morning hours of September 27, 2012. A silver Kia Spectra was stolen from Hoopa shortly after Ulrich's death. Subsequently, the Silver Kia Spectra was recovered by the Eureka Police Department in the City of Eureka on September 27th, 2012. The Sheriff's Office has submitted its case to the Humboldt County District Attorneys Office today, along with a Declaration in Support of an Arrest Warrant, requesting charges of homicide and auto theft be filed against Warren.

Jason Warren is currently in custody at San Quentin State Prison on an unrelated charge. 



On 09-27-2012, approximately 10:30 a.m., a California Highway Patrol Officer conducting a follow up investigation discovered a deceased female in a residence on Little Moon Lane, Hoopa. The Humboldt County Sheriff's Office and Hoopa Tribal Police responded to and took custody of the scene. Sheriff's detectives were notified and also responded to the residence. At 2:50 p.m. a search warrant was issued by the Humboldt County Superior Court and detectives entered the residence. Further news releases will be made as the investigation continues.

Anyone with information for the Sheriffs Office regarding this case or related criminal activity is encouraged to call the Sheriffs Office at 707-445-7251 or the Sheriffs Office Crime Tip line at 707-268-2539.


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