A man was behind bars Thursday on suspicion of killing three people whose bodies were found inside a home at a Newport Beach gated community.
About 9 p.m. Wednesday, Newport Beach police received a call from the Irvine Police Department asking that they perform a welfare check at 36 Palazzo, according to Heather Rangel of the Newport Beach Police Department. Officers went to the home in a gated community and found three people — two women and a man — dead inside, she said.
According to Rangel, Irvine police made the request for a welfare check after speaking to a man at the emergency room of Irvine Medical Center.
CBS2 reported that the man confessed to Irvine police that he had killed his parents. Police would not immediately confirm the report, but said they do not believe there are any outstanding suspects in the deaths.
“It appears that all the involved parties were known to each other and there is no ongoing threat to the area,” Rangel said.
The man at the hospital was booked on suspicion of murder, Rangel said. His name has not been released.
The names of the victims also were not immediately released.
Anyone with information was asked to call Detective Prince at (949) 644-3762.
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