CEO, wife, and cleaning lady found murdered in gated oceanside community

A California man was taken into custody Wednesday night after his parents and their house cleaner were reportedly found dead inside a home located in a gated community.

KNBC reported that Newport Beach police discovered the three bodies at around 9 p.m. Wednesday after receiving a request to perform a welfare check. The police department said the request was made by Irvine police after interviewing Camden Nicholson, 27, in the emergency room.

The victims have been identified as the suspect’s parents, Richard, 64, and Kim, 61, Nicholson and their cleaning woman, who has not yet been publicly identified. The Orange County Register reports that Richard Nicholson was the chief executive officer of West Pacific Medical Laboratory in Irvine and was president of the California Clinical Laboratory Association from 1993 to 1994 and 2007 to 2008.

Police announced Thursday evening that Camden was booked into jail on suspicion of homicide. Authorities have yet to reveal the victims’ manner of deaths.

“It appears that all the involved parties were known to each other and there is no ongoing threat to the area,” police said in a statement.

Law enforcement said they hadn’t been called to the home in the past. A motive remains under investigation.

[Featured image: Camden Nicholson/Facebook]