Suspect in Calif Woods May have Broken into Cabin

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

FORT BRAGG, Calif. (AP) - Authorities say the suspect in the fatal shootings of a city councilman and land manager in the redwoods of Northern California appears to have broken into another cabin overnight.

Sacramento County Sheriff's Sgt. Chad Lewis says Aaron Bassler may have wanted to replenish his supplies.

Lewis and dozens of law enforcement officers from around the state continued searching for Bassler around Fort Bragg on Saturday in what has become the largest manhunt in the area in decades.

The 35-year-old Bassler has eluded authorities for more than a month. He has allegedly broken into several cabins during that time.

Bassler is suspected of killing Fort Bragg City Councilman Jere Melo on Aug. 27 and Matthew Coleman of the Mendocino County Land Trust several weeks earlier.

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