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Santa Barbara County Sheriff
Thursday January 10th, 2019 :: 04:43 p.m. PST


Autopsy Results for Triple Homicide Victims Released

The Sheriff’s Office is releasing autopsy results for the three homicide victims who were murdered on December 28, 2018 at a residence in the 5900 block of Oakhill Road in Orcutt. The examinations revealed that 34-year-old Nicole McNabb, 64-year-old Melanie McNabb and 63-year-old Carlos Echavarria all died as a result of blunt force and sharp force trauma. The victims were all beaten and stabbed multiple times and died as a result of their injuries. The weapons recovered at the scene included a sledgehammer and several large kitchen knives.

The murders remain under investigation.

Santa Barbara County Sheriff
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Santa Barbara, CA 93110

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