The Orange County coroner’s office on Thursday was working to identify three homicide victims who were found dead in a gated residential neighborhood of Newport Beach the previous evening.
The incident began shortly before 9 p.m. Wednesday when officers from the Irvine Police Department got into contact with Camden Burton Nicholson, a 27-year-old Newport Beach man, in the emergency room of the Irvine Medical Center, according to a news release from the Newport Beach Police Department.
Irvine police then contacted officers in Newport Beach to request a welfare check at 36 Palazzo. The house is located in the upscale gated community of Bonita Canyon.
When officers went to the home, they “observed indications that further investigation was necessary,” the release read.
Officers went inside the residence, where they found two women and a man dead.
It was not immediately clear how the three victims died, but police are investigating the deaths as a triple homicide.
After initially detaining Nicholson for questioning, police announced late Thursday afternoon that he had been arrested on suspicion of homicide.
It appears all four adults knew each other, according to investigators, but further details on their relationship have no been released.
Authorities indicated there was no additional threat to the area.
Anyone with information is asked to call Newport Beach police Detective Prince at 949-644-3762.