SEVERE WX : Freeze Warning - Fire Weather Watch View Alerts

Chico Man Arrested in Connection with Humboldt Deaths

A Chico man has been arrested in connection to two suspicious deaths in Humboldt.

Posted: Aug 21, 2018 12:54 PM
Updated: Aug 24, 2018 11:04 AM

UPDATE 5:11 p.m. Tuesday August 21, 2018 - The Humboldt County Sheriff's Office has confirmed that this case is directly related to a news release sent out by the sheriff's office on August 14 regarding two suspicious deaths. 

The release states that deputies were dispatched to assist with a vehicle on fire on Briceland Road near the Ettersburg Junction. 

Fire personnel informed deputies that when they were extinguishing the fire they located two decedents inside the vehicle. 

Autopsies are being scheduled for both of the victims. Stay tuned for more updates. 

---

HUMBOLDT, Calif. - A Chico man has been arrested in connection to two suspicious deaths in the Ettersburg Junction area of Humboldt. 

Ulisses Rodriguez, 24, of Chico, was detained by the Chico Police department on August 20 at around 7:25 a.m. following a traffic stop near the intersection of Esplanade and East Eaton Road in Chico. 

The two victims, 31-year-old female and 32-year-old male, have yet to be identified. 

Rodriguez was arrested and booked into Butte county Jail on a no bail warrant for two counts of homicide, criminal threats and exhibiting a firearm, in connection to the Humboldt county deaths. 

Rodriguez will be transported to the Humboldt County Correctional Facility for prosecution. 

Stay tuned for more updates. This is a developing story. 

California Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 883746

Reported Deaths: 17055
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Los Angeles2900096912
Riverside646681273
San Bernardino606211028
Orange573731412
San Diego53000857
Kern33497410
Fresno30152430
Sacramento24582471
Santa Clara23458382
Alameda22807433
San Joaquin21196484
Contra Costa18214236
Stanislaus17354393
Tulare17206276
Ventura13930160
Imperial12534335
San Francisco11937133
Monterey1111783
San Mateo10889157
Santa Barbara9641119
Merced9375152
Sonoma9016134
Kings817383
Solano717174
Marin7030127
Madera492073
San Luis Obispo404932
Placer401255
Yolo308656
Butte302651
Santa Cruz272223
Napa189214
Sutter181912
Shasta178629
San Benito140714
El Dorado12904
Yuba127810
Mendocino110421
Tehama7938
Lassen7571
Lake67315
Glenn6423
Nevada5908
Humboldt5589
Colusa5476
Calaveras33317
Amador31316
Tuolumne2554
Inyo21815
Siskiyou1850
Del Norte1751
Mono1752
Mariposa782
Plumas540
Modoc270
Trinity230
Sierra60
Alpine30
Unassigned00
Chico
Clear
59° wxIcon
Hi: 88° Lo: 56°
Feels Like: 59°
Oroville
Clear
59° wxIcon
Hi: 88° Lo: 56°
Feels Like: 59°
Paradise
Clear
59° wxIcon
Hi: 81° Lo: 54°
Feels Like: 59°
Chester
Clear
36° wxIcon
Hi: 74° Lo: 38°
Feels Like: 36°
Red Bluff
Clear
75° wxIcon
Hi: 90° Lo: 60°
Feels Like: 75°
Willows
Clear
59° wxIcon
Hi: 91° Lo: 59°
Feels Like: 59°
Tuesday was another sunny and unseasonably warm to hot day for much of northern California. It was much like Monday, except the wind was stronger, and the wind will be much stronger through much of the next week.
KHSL Severe
KHSL Radar
KHSL Temperatures

Community Events