Eureka Police now say the discovery of two people found dead in a home last Friday is a case of murder suicide. At about 8:08 p.m. that night, officers of the Eureka Police Department (EPD) responded to the 3200 block of D Street for a welfare check call.
Based on the totality of the circumstances, officers ultimately forced entry into the residence. Officers located a deceased female with multiple lacerations and a male subject who also had lacerations. The male’s injuries appeared self-inflicted.
Based on the investigation to this point, all indications are that this was a murder/suicide incident. The Coroner’s Office has not released positive identifications or causes of death of the two decedents. Autopsies are scheduled for early this week.