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Old 10-22-2018, 01:42 PM
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Default Oceanside, CA WM, 77 dead significant trauma to upper body inflicted by transient negro


DNA, luck lead to arrest of transient in slaying of elderly man in his home


Forensic evidence and a bit of luck led Oceanside authorities to arrest a transient in the slaying of a 77-year-old man, whose wife found him dead when she came home from an overnight work shift two months ago
, police said Monday.

Detectives had surmised that the August slaying of John Roth may have happened during a botched burglary. On Sunday they arrested Carey Lamont Reid, Jr. in a parking lot near the home of the victim.

Police said the suspect had left DNA at the scene. On Friday, police learned that the DNA belonged to Reid, a 21-year-old transient, police said.

And then Sunday, someone called to report a person sleeping in the parking lot of a tire shop on North Coast Highway, not far from Roth’s home on Tremont Street.

That person was Reid, who was subsequently arrested and booked into jail on suspicion of murder.

Police have not said how Roth died, other than that he had sustained significant trauma to his upper body.

At a press conference in front of Roth’s home last month, Ellgard said it appeared Roth — who had mild dementia — may have been asleep and possibly just waking up when he was killed.

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CA: San Diego County Sheriff's Department
ID Number18167297
Custody StatusIn Custody
Custody DetailSan Diego County Sheriff's Department
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