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Day Three of Manhunt for Triple Murder Suspect Shane Miller

Published On: May 10 2013 02:08:10 PM CDT   Updated On: May 10 2013 05:31:41 PM CDT

The Humboldt County Sheriff's Office has requested assistance from the Sonoma County Sheriff's Office in the search for triple homicide suspect Shane Miller.

Deputies say he gunned down his wife and two young daughters at their Shasta County home Tuesday night.   He was spotted hours later in Humboldt County.  Law enforcement is combing the area around Petrolia where Miller's vehicle was found Wednesday afternoon 200 miles west of the crime scene.

Miller grew up in Humboldt County, and is familiar with the rugged terrain.

There is an intense multi-agency search in southern Humboldt County.  The plan Friday is to go door-to-door, searching cabins and homes. 

A helicopter from the California National Guard is also aiding in the search.

He was last seen Wednesday.   There are several agencies looking for him including the Shasta and Humboldt County deputies, U.S. Marshals, CHP and CAL FIRE.

They are searching remote areas and cabins that one would have to hike to because there are no roads.

It is steep terrain and police are searching between Shelter Cove and Petrolia.

The  manhunt has closed the King Range National Conservation Area and the Lost Coast Trail.  Three schools in the area are also closed Friday for a second straight day.  Mattole Elementary School, Mattole Triple Junction High School and Honeydew Elementary School are all closed.

Miller's truck was impounded and towed back to Shasta County. Law enforcement will be actively searching for the next 48 hours and after that, they will reassess.

Lt. Hansen at the Humboldt County Sheriff's Office told us that they do not believe anyone is helping Miller. They believe he is hiding out somewhere nearby because he is very familiar with the area.

Shasta County deputies said Miller is armed and very dangerous, he's 5'10", 200 lbs, with red hair and blue eyes.

If you see him call 9-11.

Autopsies will be conducted next week for the victims: Sandy Miller, 34, Shelby Miller, 8, and Shasta Miller, 4.

The sheriff's department says each died from multiple gunshot wounds.

Stay with KRCR News Channel 7 for updates tonight beginning at 5 p.m.