Huffpost Crime

Aaron Bassler Manhunt: New Surveillance Photo Shows Calif. Murder Suspect At Large

Posted: Updated:

FORT BRAGG, Calif. (Associated Press) -- Authorities say surveillance cameras have captured an image of the fugitive suspected of killing a Northern California city councilman and a land trust manager.

Deputies have been searching a 400-square-mile area for weeks, and have installed 40 cameras to aid their search.

In the photo, Aaron Bassler appears to be holding a high-caliber rifle and vandalizing a cabin.

Bassler is suspected of fatally shooting 69-year-old Fort Bragg City Councilman Jere Melo on Aug. 27 and 45-year-old Mendocino Land Trust land manager Matthew Coleman, who was found dead on Aug. 11.

Authorities believe they are closing in on Bassler.



Around the Web

Aaron Bassler, Fort Bragg Councilman Murder Suspect, Wanted For ...

Search for Aaron Bassler continues in the woods east of Fort Bragg ...

Jere Melo Fort Bragg Murder: Father Says Son May Have Killed ...

Aaron Bassler's Father Pleas For Help For Wanted Son