California man drives more than 200 miles to police station with a body in his car, confesses to killing four relatives
A man from Nothern California was arrested after he showed up at a police station with a body in his car and confessed to killing four of his relatives. The suspect reportedly turned himself in at around 12:11 pm on Monday, and told the authorities that he had murdered some people in his apartment in Roseville, Placer County over 200 miles away from the police station, according to Mount Shasta Police.
Officials said that officers, at first, did not believe the man, but he gave them the keys to his red Mazda with a body inside it. After officials found a deceased man inside his sedan parked outside the police station in Siskiyou County, they notified Roseville police of the murder who searched the suspect's apartment in the 1800 block of Junction Boulevard. Authorities there found three more bodies.
Mount Shasta Police Department's Sgt. Robert Gibson, while talking to the New York Times, said that the suspect of the quadruple homicide said that all of the victims were his relatives. The details of the relatives and how the murders unfolded have not yet been released.
It is also not yet clear what prompted the alleged killer to drive 228 miles from Roseville to Mount Shasta to confess. The Roseville Police Department is now leading the case and will provide an update on the murders soon in a press conference.
The department released a statement on Monday, saying: "The sole suspect involved in this incident is in custody and we do not believe there is any ongoing threat to the community."
Gibson reportedly told the outlet that when the suspect approached them at the police station, he was very calm and "matter of fact." "He just came in and told our dispatcher that I want to confess to a murder, and then just gave it up," Gibson said. "I have never had someone come in with a body and turn themselves in here. This was unusual for us.