APD is asking the community to help identify partygoers from the night of the Josiah Lawson murder
The Arcata Police Department issued a press release asking the community to help with identifying individuals who may have witnessed the murder of Josiah Lawson. Lawson was murdered at a house party in Arcata on April 15, 2017. The APD press release reads as follows:
City of Arcata
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
APD SEEKS THE PUBLIC’S HELP WITH LAWSON INVESTIGATION
The Arcata Police Department has established a 24-hour tip line for any member of the public to call and provide information on the murder of David Josiah Lawson. Josiah Lawson, a Humboldt State University student, was killed at a house party in the 1100 block of Spear Avenue on April 15, 2017. Anyone with information is asked to call the tip line at (707)825-2590. Callers may remain anonymous if they choose. Additionally, the Arcata Police Department is releasing still images from video obtained near the crime scene in order to identify anyone in these images as potential witnesses. The photos are available on the Arcata Police Facebook Page (https://www.facebook.com/arcatapd/). If you have any information on the identity and/or whereabouts of anyone depicted in these photographs, please call the Arcata Police Department’s Lawson Tip Line (707)825-2590, or on the APD business line at (707)822-2428.