Suspect in Emiley Hughes murder arrested

    Eddie Hughes, 35

    UPDATE: According to DNSO booking website, Edward Hughes has been arrested on murder charges, and is being held at $1 million bail.


    Eddie Hughes, the person of interest in the homicide case of Emiley Hughes, has been taken into custody Monday night.

    The Del Norte County Sheriff's Office, along with the help of multiple other agencies, made the arrest in the area of Northcrest and Dell Lane in Crescent City.

    After a heavy police presence arrived on scene, officers say the arrest ended peacefully.

    Eddie Hughes was wanted for questioning, following the finding of his wife's body, Emiley Hughes, on February 14.

    DNSO would like to thank the numerous calls and reports from our community regarding his whereabouts and other public safety organizations that assisted with this matter.

    "I'm incredibly impressed by the diligence demonstrated from our investigations unit while relentlessly maintaining focus on this case. We will continue to work collaboratively with the Del Norte County District Attorneys Office and the California Department of Justice as we move forward. I'd also like to thank our local fire departments, Search & Rescue and Ambulance crews for being accessible while this high risk arrest was carried out," Sheriff Apperson said.

    This is developing story, we will bring you updates as they become available.

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