Thursday, May 21, 2020

EPD Investigating Suspected Homicide

Posted By on Thu, May 21, 2020 at 10:31 AM

The Eureka Police department has launched a homicide investigation after an 84-year-old man was found dead in his home in the 400 block of Campton Road.

According to a press release, a family member found Roger Mitchell Clark, more commonly known as "Mitch," alone and dead in his home at 7:38 p.m. yesterday.

"It was immediately clear the death was suspicious and detectives and evidence technicians responded to process the scene," the press release states.

No suspects have been identified, according to EPD, which has scheduled an autopsy later in the week. EPD asks that anyone who has had recent contact with Clark or has information related to the investigation to call detective Rick Bise at 441-4109 or rbise@ci.eureka.ca.gov.

See the full press release copied below:



On May 20, 2020, at about 7:38 p.m., officers with the Eureka Police Department
responded to the 4000 block of Campton Rd. in Eureka for the report of male found deceased alone in his home by a family member. It was immediately clear the death was suspicious and detectives and evidence technicians responded to process the scene.

Next of kin has been notified and the male has been identified as 84-year-old Roger Mitchell Clark. Roger was more commonly was known as “Mitch.” An autopsy will be scheduled for later this week.

This case is being investigated as a homicide and it is an active and ongoing investigation. Further information will be released as appropriate. No suspect(s) have been identified at this time.

Anyone who has had contact with “Mitch” recently or has information relating to this investigation is asked to contact Detective Rick Bise at (707) 441-4109 or rbise@ci.eureka.ca.gov
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