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 »

Yreka Homicide Investigation Continues

YREKA, CA — Gloria Harbour spends her free time working on jigsaw puzzles at her home in what she describes as a quiet friendly community. Tuesday, however, she noticed red and blue lights and caution tape nearby. “I went over to town yesterday and came back and I had seen these police cars,” said Harbour. … Continue reading »

Yreka Police Declare Another Homicide

YREKA, Calif. — The Yreka Police Department is ruling a body found near North Yreka Creek a homicide. Officials received a report of the dead body from three people in the area Tuesday. The body was found near the 1000 block of Deer Creek Way. Residents are encouraged to not go into the Yreka Creek area … Continue reading »