CARLSBAD–Authorities arrested two transients Monday in connection with the homicide of a 64-year-old Carlsbad woman this morning, the Carlsbad Police Department said.
The suspects, identified as 37-year-old Ian Bushee and 26-year-old Malissa James, both transients, were arrested in the 4800 block of Park Drive in Carlsbad. Bushee and James are both on probation in San Bernardino for residential burglary.
Bushee was arrested for homicide, burglary, conspiracy, auto theft and accessory after the fact. James was arrested for homicide, burglary, conspiracy and auto theft. Both were booked into the Vista Detention Facility.
“The Police Department shares the communities’ concern over such a tragic incident,” stated Carlsbad Police Chief Neil Gallucci. “Our thoughts and prayers go out to the victim’s family.”
At this time, investigators believe there are no additional suspects. The investigation is ongoing.
At approximately 12:29 a.m., Carlsbad Police Department received a call from a female victim in the 1800 block of Outrigger Lane. The female stated she had been stabbed.
The Fire Department transported the victim to a local hospital where she was pronounced dead at 1:32 a.m.
If a community member has additional information about the incident, they are asked to call the Police Department at (760) 931-2197.