CARLSBAD (NEWS 8) - A man and woman accused of fatally stabbing a 64-year-old woman early Monday morning in her Carlsbad home have been arrested, authorities said.
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.
Deputies found the victim's vehicle abandoned in the 800 block of Grand Avenue in San Marcos shortly after 5:30 a.m., sheriff's Lt. David Buether said.
Her name was withheld pending family notification.
The suspects are identified as 37-year-old Ian Bushee and 26-year-old Malissa James, both transients. Bushee and James are both on probation in San Bernardino for residential burglary, according to police.
Homicide detectives conduct an investigation in Carlsbad after woman found stabbed to death after a home invasion Monday. (Mar. 11, 2019).
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.
Bushee and James were arrested last April after a homeowner in Upland walked in on them burglarizing a home, according to The Press-Enterprise in Riverside. The pair allegedly fled with thousands of dollars worth of jewelry and electronics, including $70,000 worth of valuable coins in a sock that Bushee allegedly tried to get rid of.
Bushee and James were both being held without bail pending arraignment, scheduled for Wednesday afternoon, according to jail records.
"The Police Department shares the communities' concern over such a tragic incident," Carlsbad Police Chief Neil Gallucci said in a statement. "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.
Anyone who believes they might have additional information about the incident was asked to call Carlsbad police at (760) 931-2197.
Video obtained by News 8 shows the moment an officer took the man and the women into custody at gunpoint in an open area near the site of the crime.
64-year-old woman stabbed during burglary on Outrigger Lane in Carlsbad. Police say man and woman broke into home and stole victim’s car. Two people were just taken into custody - police not yet confirming if it’s the suspects. pic.twitter.com/Zru2GQTDQE— Steve Price (@SteveNews8) March 11, 2019
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