Tipster Leads Police To Man Suspected Of Slaying Ex-Girlfriend’s Elderly Father In California

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Source: Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office; UNSPLASH

Oct. 13 2022, Published 3:17 p.m. ET

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California law enforcement acting on a tip arrested a suspect in connection with the recent murder of an elderly man.

Deputies with the Santa Cruz Sheriff’s Office took Rylen Quinn Svane-Morris, 26, into custody on the evening of Oct. 11, KEYT reported.

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Svane-Morris is accused of killing 72-year-old Terry Wilson at a Santa Ynez home early on the morning of Oct. 8.

According to deputies, a stolen minivan linked to Wilson’s murder was also recovered.

Svane-Morris was booked into the Northern Branch jail without bail for the outstanding warrant.

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He may also face additional charged in connection with the stolen vehicle in Santa Ynez, police said.

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Authorities have not released details on the cause of Wilson’s death or a possible motive in the case.

According to KEYT, a spokesperson with the sheriff’s office said Svane-Morris had once been in a relationship with the victim’s daughter.


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