Death in Yreka Creek Called Accidental

YREKA, Calif. — The Siskiyou County Sheriff says the man found dead in Yreka Creek died accidentally. A medical examiner will determine if it was exposure or drowning that killed him. In a news release, Yreka Police Department the body was found south of Montague Road around 1:30 p.m. on Thursday. Members of the Siskiyou … Continue reading »

Yreka Murder Suspect Arrested

YREKA, Calif. — Two murders happening within months of each other, both by the Yreka Creek, rocked the city’s investigators last year. They normally work one murder every four years. Police now believe they are halfway there to solving both murders. Police say their suspect, Elias Bullington, was already in custody. The district attorney says … Continue reading »

Blackberry Bush Removal at Yreka Creek

YREKA, Calif. — After multiple murders near a Northern California stream, police are clearing the area. The entire area used to be covered in blackberry bushes, but crews have been working hard for the last couple of weeks to get it all cleaned up. They plan to do this all along the Yreka Creek. It’s … Continue reading »

Murder Investigation Continues In Yreka

YREKA, Calif. — There are no shelters, no steady food donations, but still a large homeless population in Yreka. Homeless man Joseph Westergard said things have changed. “There are no resources here anymore, they’re pretty much cutting everything out,” said Westergard. No homeless could be seen camped along Yreka Creek Tuesday afternoon after Yreka Police … Continue reading »

New Information in Death Investigations

Yreka, Calif. —  New information has been released to Newswatch 12 about two of the three bodies found along Yreka Creek in the past eight months.   The second body found along Yreka Creek has been identified as a 62-year-old transient named Henry Cooper.   His body was found on July 9th. Police are calling … Continue reading »