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Double murder in Arcata; suspect arrested-update 5/23 Featured

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The photo above shows Bodhi Tree being arrested by Arcata Police and Humboldt County Sheriff Deputies-see the video of the arrest at the bottom of the page.

Update-Thurs., May 23, 2013: According to a press release from the Eureka Police Department, double homicide suspect, Bodhi Tree, being held without bail for the murder in Arcata of Alan "Sunshine" Marcet, 27, and 18-year-old Christina Schwarz on May 18, 2013, is now a person of interest in a shooting that occurred three days earlier in Eureka. Detectives believe the homicides in Arcata and the shooting in Eureka are potentially related.  According to the press release the individual who was initially detained by the Eureka Police Department, in connection with the May 15 shooting, is not the focus of the investigation at this time. On Wed., May 22 in Humboldt County Superior Court, suspect Bohdi Tree pleaded not guilty to two counts of murder . The gun used in the Arcata double homicide has still not been found.

Police officials request that if you have any information about the Eureka shooting of Rhett August which occurred on Wed., May 15 on the 1900 block of J Street in Eureka, please contact Lead Detective Peter Cross at 707 441-4390, Senior Detective Ron Harpham at 707 441-4305 or the Eureka Police Dept. at 707 441-4606. If you have information specific to the homicides in Arcata contact Lt. Ryan Peterson at 707 822-2428.


Update- Tues., May 21, 2013: The Arcata Police Department is still actively investigating this double murder case with 28 year old Bodhi Tree of Arcata as the prime murder suspect. The victims, Alan "Sunshine" Marcet, 27, of Oak Park Michigan, and 18-year-old Christina Schwarz, a Eureka High student, were shot and killed on Sat., May 18 at a residence at 2457 Eye Street, Arcata. Police continue their search for a handgun that was possibly discarded by the suspect in the Sunny Brae area, specifically in the area of Beverly Drive and Shirley Blvd. If anyone finds a gun they are asked to leave the gun in place and immediately contact the Arcata Police Department. Hear more on this update below.

Use the player below to hear an audio update on this case, including an exclusive interview with the resident of the home in which the murders took place. This news piece was aired by KMUD News Correspondent, Christina Aanestad, on the KMUD Local News, Tues., May 21, 2013.

Murder suspect, Bodhi Tree, is shown in the photo below.

Read the original post on this story below.


 

On Sat., May 18 Arcata Police Officers were alerted to a reported shooting in Arcata, with one victim dead at the scene and a second pronounced dead after being transported to the Mad River Community Hospital. The suspected shooter, Bodhi Tree, 28 years old of Arcata, was later apprehended and booked in the Humboldt County Jail on two counts of Murder. The press release on this incident appears below.

On May 18, 2013, at about 2:00am, the Arcata Police Department responded to the 2400 block of Eye Street on the report of gunshot victims inside the residence.  A female victim was pronounced dead at the scene, the male victim was pronounced dead at Mad River Community Hospital.

The Arcata Police Department conducted an extensive investigation with a suspect being developed.  The investigation led officers to a residence located in the 200 block of Marilyn Avenue, located in the Sunny Brae area of Arcata.  Upon initial contact with the occupants of the residence, the suspect was not located.  A short time later, citizens in the area notified police of a suspicious subject in the 1700 block of Shirley Blvd, a short distance away from the Marilyn Avenue residence.  Officers responded and located  Bodhi Tree, 28 years old of Arcata.  Tree was the homicide suspect sought by the police department and he was arrested. Tree was transported to the Humboldt County Jail and booked for two counts of PC 187--Murder.
 
The homicide investigation continues and anyone with information is strongly encouraged to contact the Arcata Police Department at 822-2424.

View a You Tube video below of Bodhi Tree being arrested by Arcata Police and Humboldt County Sheriff Deputies-You Tube video uploaded by "AndrewEliGoff."

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