Residents Told To Shelter-in-Place as Deputies Search for Shingletown Killing Suspect, More Than 200 Miles From Original Crime Scene
PETROLIA, Calif. - The active search for the man accused of killing his wife and two young girls in Shingletown, Ca has moved about 200 miles west of the crime scene.
Humboldt County Sheriff's Deputies tell KRCR News Channel 7 that they have located Miller's truck at the mouth of the Mattole River in Petrolia. It's about 50 miles south of Eureka on California's North Coast.
Lt. Steve Knight with the Humboldt County Sheriff's Office says their office received a call around 3:30 p.m. Wednesday afternoon from a citizen saying that he or she had seen Shane Miller's gold Dodge 2010 pickup truck at the mouth of the Mattole River in Petrolia.
The sheriff's deputies, CHP, Fortuna Police Dept. and Rio Dell Police Dept. responded to the area.
While traveling to the scene, the Humboldt County Sheriff's Office began receiving 9-11 calls that the suspect was on the move and driving on the Mattole Rd. toward Honeydew.
After an extensive search, they located the truck parked and vacant in the 30,000 block of Mattole Rd.
Deputies remain on the scene and are actively looking for Miller. Anyone residing in the area is requested to shelter in place.
No word if that order has been lifted yet.
Anyone who sees Miller should call 9-11.