Eureka Police Department
Press Release
Eureka Police Department
604 C Street
Eureka, CA  95501

Phone:  (707) 441-4060
FAX:     (707) 441-4334


PRESS RELEASE #2012-0711
Subject :

Assault Victim Succumbs to Injuries
Contact :Det Terry Liles    707-441-4032

On June 27, 2012, the Eureka Police Department located a male subject near the foot of Truesdale Street in Eureka. That subject was later found to have injuries consistent with an assault, and he was subsequently identified as Eureka resident Victor Alan Morris, age 48. Morris was transported to Saint Joseph Hospital for emergency treatment because of his injuries.

Because Morris’ injuries were believed to be the result of an assault, the Criminal Investigative Section of the Eureka Police Department was notified and began investigating. On July 9, 2012, Morris succumbed to his injuries and died at a local after care facility. The Eureka Police Department is now investigating Morris’ death as a possible homicide.

The Eureka Police Department’s Criminal Investigative Services is asking for the public’s help in reconstructing the days leading up to Morris’ assault. Anyone with information about Morris or the activity that led to his injuries and death, are being asked to contact Detective Terry Liles at 707-441-4032. As more information becomes available, it will be disseminated.

Reference case# 3C12-5522