FORT BRAGG, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say surveillance cameras have captured an image of the fugitive suspected of killing a Northern California city councilman and a land trust manager.
The Mendocino County Sheriff's Office on Monday told the Santa Rosa Press Democrat (http://bit.ly/nxrOGT ) it believes the picture is of Aaron Bassler, for whom authorities have been scouring area forests since the shootings in August.
Deputies have been searching a 400-square-mile area for weeks, and have installed 40 cameras to aid their search.
In the photo, Bassler appears to be holding a high-caliber rifle and vandalizing a cabin.
Bassler is suspected of fatally shooting 69-year-old Fort Bragg City Councilman Jere Melo on Aug. 27 and 45-year-old Mendocino Land Trust land manager Matthew Coleman, who was found dead on Aug. 11.
Authorities believe they are closing in on Bassler.
Information from: The Santa Rosa Press Democrat, http://www.pressdemocrat.com