Popular North California Priest Found Dead in Rectory, Homicide Investigation Launched

In Eureka


Eureka Police Chief Andrew Mills confirmed during a press conference this afternoon that his department is currently leading a murder investigation at the St. Bernard Church rectory.

Mills would not identify the victim, but Mayor Frank Jager confirmed that Rev. Eric Freed was found deceased in the building after he failed to show up for 9 a.m. Mass.