Thursday, March 12, 2009

Missing Question

TS comments on the suspected murder in McKinleyville bring up this question anon asks Why does the Times Standard completely ignore the 2 young women missing from Eureka at different times but covers this Bradshaw case in detail when it is so obvious what happened to her? The 2 women that are missing are listed on the website under Local News.

Missing: Christine Noel McArthur Written by Simon
The Eureka Police Department is requesting the public's assistance in locating a missing juvenile named Christine Noel McArthur. Christine is a white 16 year old female, 5'07", she weighs 100 lbs, has brown hair and brown eyes. The last time Christine was seen was approximately two weeks ago. Any one with information regarding Christine is urged to contact PSO Mary Anderson at Eureka Police Department at (707) 441-4300 or call the 24-hour dispatch number (707) 441-4044.
(Bulletin issued February 19, 2009)

Missing Person: Christine Walters Written by Administrator
The Eureka Police Department is requesting the aid of the public in locating 23 year old Christine Walters. Christine has blondish-red hair and blue eyes. She is 5’4” and approximately 100 pounds. She was last seen on 11-14-08 in Eureka.

Her family has reported her missing as they have not heard from her in 10 days which they claim is unusual. Any information regarding Christine should be given to Police Services Officer Mary Anderson of the Criminal Investigation unit at 441-4300 or call the 24-hour dispatch number, 441-4044.
And - New Lead in the Reetpaul Rana Murder Case

Written by Terri Klemetson
The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office says they are continuing to investigate the murder of Reetpaul Singh Rana, the San Francisco man who’s body was found on Saturday, September 13, 2008 near the Dyerville Loop Road north of Alderpoint Road.

As previously released, Mr. Rana’s vehicle, a light blue 1996 SAAB four-door sedan, was discovered on a dirt access area on the north side of Big Lagoon on September 10, 2008. The vehicle had been damaged by fire.

Sheriff’s Detectives have determined a person of interest may have been hitchhiking near Big Lagoon on the night of Wednesday, September 10, 2008. That person, Ryan Carroll, may have hitchhiked from Big Lagoon, north on US Highway 101. Sheriff’s Detectives are interested in speaking with anyone who may have seen Carroll or given him a ride that evening. (Ryan Carroll’s picture is attached).

Anyone with information about Ryan Carroll or this investigation should call Detective Cheryl Franco at (707) 268-3644 or Sergeant Wayne Hanson at (707) 268-3639.

update: looks like the TS did cover it initially -
Police seek missing woman
Date: November 26, 2008
The Eureka Police Department is investigating the disappearance of Christine Walters, a 23-year-old woman who has not been heard from in over a week. According to EPD information, Walters has strawberry-blond hair and blue eyes. She stands 5 feet 4 inches tall and weighs around 100 pounds.

After about 10 days of failing to contact family members, Walters' family reported her missing. Walters was last seen Nov. 11 in Eureka.


  1. Interesting question, this:
    "Why does the Times Standard completely ignore the 2 young women missing from Eureka at different times but covers this Bradshaw case in detail when it is so obvious what happened to her?"

    Answer is, it's because there are some details about what happened to her. There are few details about the other missing girls, and those have all been reported.

  2. It kind of looks like the one gal is missing and dead. The husband is a real peach of a guy.

  3. Rose, Heraldo linked today to an article that says, "growers killed two hunters on BLM land in Humboldt County." Do you remember this story? I don't. Can you fill me in if you do?

  4. I don't remember it off the top of my head. Which article that he linked to? The one on rat poison?

    Not much point in me googling it - you're an expert at that - I'll see what I can find out though.

  5. Nothing turns up in searches - TS site for BLM, or hunter.

  6. This turns up in "missing men" (TS site)
    Investigations of missing men classified as homicides

    Author: Chris Durant The Times-Standard
    Date: October 13, 2003
    Publication: Times-Standard (Eureka, CA)
    EUREKA -- The investigations into two Humboldt County men who went missing at about the same time in August are now being deemed homicide investigations by the Humboldt County Sheriff's Department even though no bodies have been found. Medical marijuana advocate Chris Giauque, 36, of Redway, was reported missing by his wife Aug. 10 when he failed to return from meeting an acquaintance in northern Mendocino County.

    His pickup truck was found off the Avenue of the Giants on Aug.
    the rest of that story as I recall, includes Rex Shinn, who is an unrelated case...

  7. No, I knew Chris. He was a really interesting person.

    It was the rat poison article. I haven't heard of these hunters. I'm curious is this something we haven't heard of or a case of the information being skewed.

  8. I didn't read anything about the two beautiful girls missing, until I read your post, Rose. Absolutely horrible!

  9. Well, it oughtta be top of the news until they are found, just like Karen Mitchell.

    If they're suspected runaways, say so. A possibility with the 16 year old but not the 23 year old.


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