The Eureka Police Department launched a homicide investigation following the deaths of two people in a home on the 2100 block of Harris Street on Wednesday evening.
According to an EPD press release, the people have been identified, but their names are being withheld until their relatives are notified.
Responding to a report of an injured person just before 6 p.m., EPD Chief Andrew Mills said arriving officers found a different scene at the home.
”When officers got here to render first aid, they recognized that there was one male deceased on the floor of the house,” Mills said. “They searched the rest of the house to check for any other people injured, and found one more male deceased.”
Neighbors began gathering on the other side of Harris Street while investigators moved in and out of the home. The front of the house -- mostly hidden behind a few large hedges -- was blocked off with yellow crime scene tape.
No details on the individuals or the 911 caller were immediately released. Based on information collected at the scene, the crime is being processed as a homicide, according to the release.
During the investigation, a handcuffed man wearing a dark blue hoodie over his head was escorted from the property to a police vehicle and driven away. Mills said that he would not give any information on the man, other than to say he was being detained.
”At this point, we're talking to him as a potential witness, that's all,” Mills said.
Mills said the investigation will continue “until we can collect more information to determine what might have happened at this house.”
The EPD is asking anyone with information about this investigation to call Eureka police at 707-441-4044.