Suspect, Gary Fitzgerald, arrested in Settler murder, Amanda Wiest now considered victim of kidnapping (press release)

MENDOCINO Co., Nov. 28 — The Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office has released a statement on the arrest of Gary Fitzgerald, a suspect in the murder of Jeffrey Settler. Notably, the release reclassifies Amanda Wiest from a suspect, to a victim. She was previously sought in connection with the murder, but the MCSO now believes that she and a four year old child were kidnapped as part of the murder. According to the statement, Fitzgerald turned himself in on the evening of Wednesday, Nov.