January 2, 2014 – Eureka Police Department reported that Rev. Eric Freed a Catholic priest who was found dead in a church rectory on New Year’s Day. Gary Lee Bullock of Redway was taken into custody on Thursday by Humboldt County deputies in the killing of the Rev. Eric Freed. Freed’s body was discovered Wednesday morning after he failed to show up for the 9 a.m. Mass. The Eureka Police Department revealed there was forced entry at the rectory and that a violent struggle ensued. While a cause of death has yet to be determined, police said it appears Freed was the victim of blunt force trauma. Please join us is praying for the family of Rev. Eric Freed.