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Additional resources for Lawson case

Mad River Union ARCATA – Detectives are re-investigating every lead previously brought forth in the stabbing death of David Josiah Lawson on April 15, 2017, and they’re pursing new leads as well. Arcata City Manager Karen Diemer outlined the Arcata Police Department’s ongoing efforts to solve the homicide case in a memorandum recently provided to...

Lawson protesters occupying Arcata City Council Chamber

  Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA CITY HALL – Activists protesting the unsolved killing of Humboldt State student David Josiah Lawson have set up an occupation of City Council Chamber. Protest co-organizer Renee Saucedo said the occupation will continue until the City of Arcata re-hires investigator Tom Parker. Parker had  assisted APD with...

Lawson protest shuts down City Council meeting

Mad River Union ARCATA CITY The regular Arcata City Council meeting was shut down by protesters tonight. Online viewers at home were puzzled to see a static screen with the city seal and a redwood back drop with the words "Meeting Starting Soon," but it was not to be. The protest was mounted by those demanding...

Huffman asks FBI to join Lawson case

Jack Durham Mad River Union ARCATA – Congressman Jared Huffman has asked the FBI to provide the City of Arcata with experienced homicide detectives to help solve the David Josiah Lawson case. “The tragic death of 19-year-old David Josiah Lawson on April 15, 2017 has been devastating to this rural community in my congressional district,,”...

Lawson update: Council can’t talk, meetings set, new police chief sought

Jack Durham Mad River Union ARCATA – It’s been 13 months since David Josiah Lawson, 19, was stabbed to death in Arcata, but the case is still unsolved. The Arcata City Council was reminded of this during public comments at its May 16 meeting, with several speakers pleading with council members to rehire former FBI...

City Council responds to Lawson investigator’s allegations

 PRESS RELEASE  Statement from the Arcata City Council: April 16, 2018  Most importantly, the City’s commitment to solving David Josiah Lawson’s case has not waivered.  The City is concerned about how the timing of Tom Parker’s departure from the case coincides with the filing of a claim by Attorney Shelley Mack and their multiple interviews...

Arcata continues to investigate Lawson homicide

City of Arcata ARCATA – Arcata Police Department continues an active investigation into the homicide of David Josiah Lawson. Since criminal investigations can take time, the City wants to remind the community that this is an active and open case. The Police Department is working through a defined investigative strategy based on all the physical...

Lawson’s loss marked in march, silent protest

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA – Exactly seven months after the violent killing of Humboldt State student David Josiah Lawson, a phalanx of silent marchers walked from the university to City Hall, where the City Council was meeting. The marchers paused outside the City Manager’s Conference Room, where the council had been meeting...

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