[UPDATED with Charges:] Bruce Allen Ohlwine Held in Murder of Wife Saori Ohlwine in Hotel
See Update No. 1 on the next page with the police identification of the suspect and the crime-scene hotel.
But when it comes to Tuesday's mystery, Anaheim police believe they have their suspect: the man from the hotel room now being treated for a significant abdominal injury in a local trauma center.
The call came in around 1:45 p.m. Tuesday from a hotel in the 1800 block of South Manchester Avenue. Based on a quick look at Google maps, that could be the Comfort Suites and Inn on the other side of Katella Avenue off Manchester, although the lobby door faces Katella.
There are no other hotels or motels until you get to the 1700 block of Manchester, according to the online service, but it's possible another structure went up after the map was created because that portion of the street feeds into Disney Way and the backside of Disneyland, around which new hotels spring up as though weeds.
Whichever hotel it is, its employees called the cops to say a couple that was supposed to have checked out at 11 a.m. had not--so take that as fair warning if you ever overstay your tenancy. Officers found the yet-to-be identified couple inside the room.
The specific cause of the wounds each suffered has not been disclosed, but police say one thing they are trying to determine is whether this was a case of domestic violence. It was certainly some kind of violence.
The suspect remains under guard in a local hospital, and once he is released, he will be booked on suspicion of murder, according to police, who are collecting tips about what happened between the two through Orange County CrimeStoppers at 1.855.TIP.OCCS.
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Police say a knife was recovered in the room of the Staybridge Suites, 1855 S. Manchester Ave., Anaheim.
The Orange County Register, citing court records, reports a person with the same name and date of birth as Ohlwine had a March 14 court date in Orange County on charges of felony pimping, conspiracy and misdemeanor resisting an officer.
Homefacts.com has a mugshot for a Bruce Allen Ohlwine of the same age with Anaheim as a last known address.
|Courtesy of Ontario Police Department|
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Ontario Police Cpl. Bill Russell wrote in his statement at that time that Ohlwine has a history of sexual assaults and violence.
"Ohlwine became uncooperative when officers attempted to take him into custody," reads the statement. "After a short altercation, Ohwine fled in his vehicle, nearly striking one officer. In fear for his life, the officer fired his handgun at Ohlwine."
A short chase ended at Ohlwine's home, where officers used a police dog to help arrest him, according to Ontario Police, who added Ohlwine's then-37-year-old wife Saori Ohlwine was also arrested on suspicion of obstruction of justice for allegedly assaulting arresting officers. (Anaheim Police have not confirmed the name or age of the deceased woman at Staybridge Suites.)
Bruce Ohlwine, who remains in a hospital for injuries suffered in the Anaheim hotel, was also hospitalized after the Ontario incident.