Sunday, July 13, 2014

On CNN, John Walsh premiers his new series "The Hunt" to track down fugitives from justice


Sunday night, July 13, 2014, CNN aired the first episode of a new series by John Walsh, “The Hunt”, which will focus on fining fugitives from justice for committing notorious violent crimes. Wa;sh described the show as a series of manhunts. 
   
Walsh entered the victims advocacy business after he lost his own son to a crime in 1981.  The main link for the series is here.

The episode tonight focused on Shane Miller, who is believed to have killed his wife and two daughters in Shasta County in far northern California.

He may have been hiding out and living in the wilds anywhere between Shasta and the northern CA coast, with communities like Petrolia and Garberville. 



At the end, Walsh suggested that the suspect should take his own life if he would not turn himself in.

I have vacationed in the area a few times, in 1975, 1978 and 1985.  Mount Shasta is in the area, as are a some new age and intentional communities. Most of the area to the interior is not forested and is covered with lava formations, buttes and ridges.   It would be easy to hide in the coastal area but not further inland.   
Update: August 3, 2014:

CNN reports now that Shane Miller's body has been recovered in the Petrolia area.  It was found by a hiker. 

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