Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Goleta, CA: Pair who died in apparent murder-suicide identified

The two people who died in Friday's apparent murder-suicide in Goleta have been identified as Heidi Nicole Hubrecht, 23 and Luis Avila DeDios, 23, of Goleta, according to the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Department.

Sheriff's deputies discovered the bodies at approximately 2:32 a.m. Friday after being dispatched to an apartment unit in the Camino De Vida/San Gordiano area for the report of a stabbing involving a man.

Following an investigation by deputies and detectives, it is believed that DeDios was waiting for Hubrecht when she arrived home with her 21-year-old roommate and attacked both women with a hunting knife before stabbing himself multiple times, according to the Sheriff’s Department.

Hubrecht and DeDios reportedly died at the scene.

The roommate survived and was transported to the hospital for treatment of several lacerations. A second roommate, a 23-year-old female, was asleep in her room and did not see the attack.

Hubrecht and DeDios had reportedly dated for approximately 18 months before their relationship ended in recent weeks.

The Sheriff’s Coroner’s Bureau will examine the bodies todayMarga Cooley 04/16/2012 Tuesday to determine a cause of death, which appears to be the result of laceration(s). A final coroner’s report is not expected for several weeks pending the results of toxicology tests.

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