PETROLIA, Calif. (AP) - Authorities hunting for Shane Miller, the man wanted in the killing of his wife and two young daughters have brought in dogs trained to search for cadavers.
A Humboldt County sheriff's lieutenant says that while investigators have no indication that Miller may have taken his own life, the canines are part of a larger search through California's rugged and remote North Coast terrain.
More than 70 law enforcement officers are scouring the area for the 45-year-old suspected of killing his family last Tuesday in the rural community of Shingletown.
About 100 people attended a community meeting on Sunday. And while schools have reopened, authorities are asking people to be cautious in their daily activities and to stay in and lock their doors at night.
(UPDATE) 2:00 p.m.- The Shasta County Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes Division continues to investigate all tips and leads that come in from the public. Many pieces of evidence have been collected and processed, which includes DNA evidence.
At this time, evidence points to Shane Miller as the primary suspect who is responsible for the murder of his wife and two children, which occurred on the evening of May 7, 2013. A Shasta County warrant of arrest, for three counts of murder, has been obtained for Miller.