ROSEVILLE, CA (KCRA) — A Roseville man is in custody after he turned himself in to police more than 200 miles away with a body in his car, police said.
The man walked into the Mount Shasta Police Department station Monday and told authorities he had killed people at his home in Roseville, police said at a news conference.
The body found in the car was a male, according to Mount Shasta police.
Three additional bodies were found at the man’s apartment in Roseville, which is in the 1800 block of Junction Boulevard at the Carmel at Woodcreek West apartment complex, according to the Roseville Police Department.
The man is believed to be the sole suspect in the killings, police said.
It’s believed the victims and suspect knew each other, Capt. Josh Simon said at the news briefing Monday evening.
The identity of the suspect and the victims has not yet been released.
“This is an ongoing investigation,” Simon said. “There’s a lot of information that we don’t know. There’s two crime scenes — one of them is over 200 miles away.”
Chris Olin said he saw law enforcement going in and out of an apartment just feet from his home but had no idea what was going on.
“A number of them were in white hazmat suits with what appeared to be some kind of respirator or breathing masks on,” he said.
Olin said he also saw a police helicopter overhead and heard a message repeating for over an hour.
“They said the boy’s name, ‘we know you might be out there,’ a description of what he was wearing and, ‘we need you to contact the police department. You’re not in trouble. We just want to make sure you’re safe,’” he said.
Police said they don’t believe there’s a threat to the community.
“I think the most important thing to note is that we don’t have any information that leads us to believe that this is some random act,” Simon said.
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