A man was behind bars Thursday on suspicion of killing his parents and another woman whose bodies were found inside a home in 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 victims — two women and a man — dead inside, she said.
According to Rangel, Irvine police made the request for a welfare check after speaking to the suspect at the emergency room of Irvine Medical Center.
A law enforcement source told City News Service that the suspect killed his parents and a cleaning woman. A television station also reported that two of the victims were the suspect’s parents.
Rangel said she could not yet confirm the relationships between the suspect and victims, but added that investigators do not believe there are any outstanding suspects.
“It appears that all the involved parties were known to each other and there is no ongoing threat to the area,” Rangel said.
The suspect, whose name and age were not immediately released, was booked on suspicion of murder, Rangel said.
The names of the victims also were not immediately released.