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Ukiah Man Accused of Murdering His Brother in a Laws Avenue Apartment, Says MCSO


The following is a press released issued by the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office. The information has not been proven in a court of law and any individuals described should be presumed innocent until proven guilty:

Jeremiah Luna [Picture from the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office Booking Logs]

On 01-19-2021 at about 5:00 am, the Ukiah Police Department Dispatch Center and the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office Dispatch Center began to receive calls regarding a stabbing in the 100 block of Laws Avenue in Ukiah, California. 

Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office Deputies were advised and both agencies responded to investigate. 

Upon their arrival, Jordan Luna was located in a second story apartment suffering from stab wounds. 

Jordan Luna, the victim of the homicide [Picture from the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Booking Logs]

Jordan Luna’s brother, Jeremiah Luna, was also located inside the apartment and was detained by responding law enforcement officers.  Emergency medical personnel arrived and confirmed Jordan Luna was deceased. 

Sheriff’s Detectives were summoned to the location to conduct follow-up investigations. 

During the investigation, Sheriff’s Detectives determined there was sufficient probable cause to arrest Jeremiah Luna for Murder (187 PC). 

Additionally, Jeremiah Luna was identified as being on CDCR Parole and a parole hold (3056 PC) was issued based on this incident.

Jeremiah Luna was subsequently booked into the Mendocino County Jail where he was to be held in lieu of $500,000.00 bail.

The circumstances surrounding the incident, such as motive, are still under investigation at this time.

On 01-19-2021 Criminalists from the California Department of Justice Bureau of Forensic Services labs in Eureka and Santa Rosa responded to assist with the processing of the crime scene along with investigators with the Mendocino County District Attorney’s Office.

Sheriff’s Detectives are asking for the public’s assistance regarding this investigation and request anyone with information from 01-19-2021 between about 1:00 am until 5:00 am in the 100 block of Laws Avenue to contact the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office Tip-Line by calling 707-234-2100.

The Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office would like to thank Medstar Ambulance, the Ukiah Police Department, the Mendocino County District Attorney’s Office, and the DOJ Bureau of Forensics Santa Rosa and Eureka Labs for their assistance related to this investigation.

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Matt LaFever
Matt LaFever
Picking Brains—Baring Bones—Playing it By Ear: I'm a reporter in Mendocino County and the Founder of MendoFever.

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