Arrests Made In Murder Of Carlsbad Woman In Her Home

Carlsbad Police say two transients have been arrested in connection with the murder of a 64 year old woman in her home just after midnight on Monday, March 11 at a home on Outrigger.

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.

Police chief Neil Gallucci shares the communities’ concern over such a tragic incident. “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.

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

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