In the early morning of November 10th 2016, a man by the name of Jeffrey Quinn Settler, a commercial grower in Laytonville, California was robbed and murdered on his grow property.
Five of his previously hired trimmers snuck onto the property with the knowledge that he slept in the building he kept his harvested cannabis. Creeping into the building, they violently assaulted him, stole over 100 pounds of his marijuana stash and left in at least 2 cars.
Jeffrey Quinn Settler died the next morning just hours before his body was discovered by another trimmer staying on the property. The five suspects are still on the loose and there is currently a warrant out for the arrest of Zachary Ryan Wuester, 24, of Haskell, New Jersey. The other 4 suspects are:
Frederick Gaestel, age 27, of Clifton, New Jersey
Gary Blank III of Elgin, Illinois
Gary Lynn Fitzgerald, age 23, of Roanoke, Illinois
Amanda Weist, age 26, of Fairfax, Virginia
One of the suspected vehicles is a blue 2017 VW golf sedan with the Virginia license plate number VHR5611. If you have any information regarding the car or listed suspects, call detectives at (707) 463‑4421 or (707) 234‑2100