28-Year Old Bodhi Tree Taken Into Custody
Two people, a male and a female, were killed in a house on Eye Street in Arcata early this morning.
People staying at the house said that a suspect, another houseguest, shot the two with a revolver. Police have one individual in custody, identified as Bodhi Tree, 28-years old, and transient,” according to sources.
The victims have not been identified. The houseguests at the scene said the female was an 18-year-old high school student.
The female was pronounced dead at the scene, according to Arcata Police Department Lt. Ryan Peterson. The male died shortly thereafter at Mad River Community Hospital.
The names have not yet been released. The shootings occurred early this morning in close proximity to the Arcata Skate Park, community tennis courts, and Humboldt State University.
This is the official APD statement:
On May 18, 2013, at about 2:00 am, the Arcata Police Department received a 911 telephone call from a residence in the 2400 block of Eye Street. The caller reported hearing multiple gunshots within the residence. Upon investigating, the resident found two acquaintances in another room suffering from gunshot wounds.
Additional links for this fast-moving incident can be found here:
DOUBLE HOMICIDE ON EYE STREET (Update 2) (Kevin Hoover/Arcata Eye)
Update: Police searching for Arcata double homicide suspect (Times-Standard)
Suspected Double Homicide in Arcata This Morning (UPDATING) (Hank Sims/Lost Coast Outpost)
Bodhi Tree, 28, arrested in connection with this morning’s double homicide (Kevin Hoover/Arcata Eye)
Video of arrest of suspect Bodhi Tree (Andrew Goff)
UPDATE: From the Arcata Police Department, May 18, 2013:
The Coroner’s Office identified the two people killed in the double homicide Saturday morning in Arcata. They are:
- Alan Marcet – 27-years old, from Oak Park, Michigan
- Christina Schwarz – 18-years old from Eureka, student at Eureka High School
Autopsies pending scheduling of forensic pathologist for analysis.
UPDATE: from the Times-Standard, May 24:
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(Our appreciation goes to Rose of the Watchpaul Blog for her updated links. Thank you, Rose)