Couple under arrest for murder of Carlsbad woman during home invasion – – KUSI

Couple under arrest for murder of Carlsbad woman during home invasion - - KUSI

2 Transients Arrested in Deadly Carlsbad Stabbing Case

CARLSBAD (KUSI) – Police said the man and woman suspected of murdering a woman in her home in Carlsbad are transients with a record of stealing tens of thousands of dollars worth of jewelry and electronics. After abandoning the one item they stole, this latest attack and murder seems all the more sinister.

A quiet Carlsbad neighborhood with lush green lawns, blooming flowers, and friendly neighbors are shaken Monday morning by the sounds of police choppers, sirens, and reports of a sinister burglary that resulted in bloodshed.

Woman, 64, Fatally Stabbed in Coastal North County Home Invasion

Police say in the 1800 block of Outrigger Lane around 12:30 a.m. a man and woman broke into a home, stabbing the unsuspecting 64-year-old woman inside multiple times. They then took off in her car. By the time paramedics could get to her, she was succumbing to her wounds, dying at the hospital an hour later.

By 7:30 p.m. authorities confirmed that 37-year-old Ian Bushee and 26-year-old Malissa James, both transients and both on probation in San Bernardin, are the two suspects in this murder.

What’s not clear, is why the suspects stabbed the homeowner to death only to abandon the stolen car and return to the lagoon just blocks from the scene of the crime.

Carlsbad Police Chief Neil Gallucci says after this tragedy his prayers are with the family and while the accused homeless couple remains in custody, police will continue collecting evidence and building their case.

Bushee and James are both being held without bail pending arraignment scheduled for Wednesday afternoon.

CARLSBAD — A woman was killed today in a predawn home-invasion assault in a neighborhood near Agua Hedionda Lagoon, authorities reported.

The victim made a 911 call about 12:30 a.m. to report that she had been stabbed at her home in the 1800 block of Outrigger Lane in Carlsbad, according to police.

Officers arrived to find the 64-year-old woman suffering from multiple puncture wounds, Lt. Jason Jackowski said. Paramedics took her to a hospital, where she was pronounced dead about 1:30 a.m. Her name was withheld pending family notification.eval(ez_write_tag([[300,250],thecoastnews_com-medrectangle-3,ezslot_0,102,0]));

Investigators believe a man and a woman broke into the womans home and attacked her, then fled in the victims vehicle, the lieutenant said. Officers searched for the burglars by ground and aboard a law enforcement helicopter through the morning.

Deputies found the victims vehicle abandoned in the 800 block of Grand Avenue in San Marcos shortly after 5:30 a.m., sheriffs Lt. David Buether said.

Video: Woman attacked, stabbed to death in Carlsbad home

In the late morning, officers took a man and woman into custody at gunpoint in an open area near the site of the home-invasion slaying, but police had no other immediate information about the arrests.Dispatchers received a call from a woman around 12:30 a.m. reporting that she had been stabbed in the 1800 block of Outrigger Lane, just north of Agua Hedionda Lagoon, Carlsbad Police Lt. Jason Jackowski said.

Paramedics took her to a hospital, where she was pronounced dead at 1:32 a.m., Jackowski said, adding that her name was withheld pending family notification.

Investigators believe a man and a woman broke into the womans home then fled in the victims vehicle, the lieutenant said.

A K9 unit from the Oceanside Police Department and a San Diego County Sheriffs helicopter were called in to search for the suspects.

Deputies found the victims vehicle in the 800 block of Grand Avenue in San Marcos shortly before 5:40 a.m., sheriffs Lt. David Buether said.

As of 10:15 a.m., the suspects remained at large, Jackowski said.    eval(ez_write_tag([[300,250],thecoastnews_com-box-4,ezslot_2,119,0]));

eval(ez_write_tag([[300,250],thecoastnews_com-large-leaderboard-2,ezslot_1,127,0]));Carlsbad police were investigating the circumstances leading up to the stabbing.

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Deputies found the victims vehicle abandoned in the 800 block of Grand Avenue in San Marcos shortly after 5:30 a.m., sheriffs Lt. David Buether said.

In the late morning, officers took a man and woman into custody at gunpoint in an open area near the site of the home-invasion slaying, but police had no other immediate information about the arrests.

Reporter Rick, Yes, the victims car was found abandoned in San Marcos and the suspects were arrested later near the scene of the crime in Carlsbad. It is unclear why they went back to the scene. Very strange and sad. The Coast News


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