Homicide - Suicide Investigation UPDATE
Santa Barbara - April 16th, 2012
Santa Barbara Sheriff’s detectives have identified the two decedents from Friday’s apparent murder-suicide in the Santa Barbara area as Heidi Nicole Hubrecht (DOB 5/11/88) and Luis Avila DeDios (DOB 4/23/88) of Goleta.
Sheriff’s deputies discovered the bodies at approximately 2:32am Friday, April 13, 2012 after being dispatched to an apartment unit in the Camino De Vida/San Gordiano area for the report of a stabbing involving a male suspect.
Following an investigation by Sheriff’s deputies and Sheriff’s 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.
Hubrecht and DeDios 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 witness the attack.
Hubrecht and DeDios had previously dated for approximately 18-months before their relationship ended in recent weeks.
The Sheriff’s Coroner’s Bureau will examine the bodies on 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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