Saturday, August 4, 2018

EPD Investigating Possible Double Homicide

Posted By on Sat, Aug 4, 2018 at 9:53 AM

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The Eureka Police Department has launched a homicide investigation after finding two dead in a residence in the 3200 block of D Street.

Officers responded to the residence shortly after 8 p.m. yesterday for a welfare check call. After getting no answer, the officers forced entry into the residence, where they found the two dead bodies.

Police aren't releasing the names, ages, genders or causes of death of the deceased at this point, but advise that no suspects are believed to be at large.

See the full EPD press release copied below:

On August 3, 2018, at about 8:08 p.m., officers of the Eureka Police Department (EPD) responded to the 3200 block of D Street for a welfare check call.

Upon arrival, officers tried for several minutes to contact the occupants, but there was no answer. Based on the details of the call, the lack of contact, and observations made at the scene, officers believed exigent circumstances existed and they forced entry into the residence.

A check of the residence revealed two deceased subjects. The scene was secured and detectives were summoned.

This case is being investigated as a homicide, however no suspect(s) are believed to be at large. The identities of the deceased are being withheld pending positive identification and notification of next of kin.

This is an open investigation and it is still in the initial stages. A more detailed press release will be sent out when we are further along in the investigation and it is appropriate.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Senior Detective Cosetti at 707-441-4315.    

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