California police arrest sole suspect of multiple homicide
California police on Tuesday arrested a 46-year-old man on suspicion of stabbing four people and a dog to death in their home. The police consider the murders to be multiple homicide case.
Kelly Hoover, a spokesperson for the Santa Barbara County sheriff's office, confirmed the arrest of the sole suspect, and added that the department was probing the incident as a multiple homicide.
Hoover also revealed that all of the four victims were dead when deputies arrived at the scene of incident, which took place in a single-family house in the Walnut Park area of Southern California.
However, the spokesperson did not disclose the names of the victims and suspect, pending notification of family.
Latest reports suggest that Nicolas Holzer admitted that he had killed his mother and father, as well as his two sons, aged 10 and 13 on late Monday. Police deputies were reportedly called by Holzer himself.
Santa Barbara County Sheriff Bill Brown said, "This is another huge tragedy for our community. " In May, a gun-wielding young man killed six people and wounded more than dozen others near the University of California SB campus.
The body of Holzer's father was found in the home's den, while the body of his mother's was found in a hallway. The two kids were found dead in their bedroom. Investigators have found two large knives that they believe were used in committing the crime.
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