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Update - Two Arrested for Homicide on Outrigger Lane

CARLSBAD, Calif - Update - “The Police Department shares the communities’ concern over such a tragic incident,” stated Police Chief Neil Gallucci. “Our thoughts and prayers go out to the victim’s family.”

It is important for the community to know that, with the assistance of the community, investigators have made arrests in association with the Outrigger Lane incident.  The suspects were arrested in the 4800 block of Park Drive.

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. 

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 will be booked into the Vista Detention Facility.

At this time, investigators believe there are no additional suspects. The investigation is ongoing.

If a community member has additional information about the incident, they are asked to call the Police Department at 760-931-2197.

The department would like to help the community cope with the concern caused by this incident. Most residents know, Carlsbad has always had one of the lowest violent crime rates in the county. 

If a community member is concerned about their home’s security, resources are available, 24/7, online at: http://www.carlsbadca.gov/services/depts/police/community/crime/home.asp and on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PjuZ1qnvEsY. Tips on how to call the Police Department can be found here: http://www.carlsbadca.gov/services/depts/police/contact/911.asp.  Other crime prevention resources can be found here: http://www.carlsbadca.gov/services/depts/police/community/crime/default.asp.

A last note from Chief Gallucci, “Be certain, officers are out-and-about patrolling our neighborhoods 24/7 and are just a phone call away. Call us if you need us. We are all a part of the community of Carlsbad.”

For more information
Lieutenant Greg Koran, 760-931-2218 or greg.koran@carlsbadca.gov 

Police media contact
Jodee Reyes, Public Information Officer, 760-931-2105 or Jodee.reyes@carlsbadca.gov 

CARLSBAD, Calif. – On March 11, at 00:29 a.m., the City of Carlsbad Police Department received a call from a female victim in the 1800 block of Outrigger Lane. The female stated she had been stabbed.

Officers arrived within minutes to assist the female.  Officers found the injured female with multiple wounds. The City of Carlsbad Fire Department responded to provide medical aid. 

The Fire Department transported the 64-year-old female to a local hospital where she was pronounced deceased at 1:32 a.m.

Through the preliminary investigation, it appears a male and female suspect attempted to burglarize the victim’s home. 

The suspects left the scene in the victim’s vehicle.

A tracking K9 from Oceanside Police Department and the San Diego Sheriff’s helicopter, ASTREA were called to help track the suspects.

The San Diego Sheriff’s Department located and recovered the victim’s vehicle in San Marcos. 

Investigators are in the early stages of the investigation.  More information about the incident will follow as it becomes available. 

For more information
Lieutenant Jason Jackowski, 760-931-2166 or Jason.jackowski@carlsbadca.gov  

Police media contact
Jodee Reyes, Public Information Officer, 760-931-2105 or Jodee.reyes@carlsbadca.gov 

March 11, 2019