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Arrest in Triple Homicide in Newport Beach

by: Heather Rangel
Posted: February 18, 2019

NEWPORT BEACH...On February 13th, 2019, the Newport Beach Police Department arrested Camden Burton Nicholson, 27 year old resident of Newport Beach, for the murder of three people at 36 Palazzo. Nicholson had been previously identified as the adult male detained for investigation at the Irvine Medical Center last night. Nicholson was subsequently booked directly at the Orange County Jail on the charge of 187(A) PC – Homicide.

At this time, the Orange County Coroner’s Office is identifying the victims and notifying the next of kin before they release their identities.

On February 13th, 2019 at 8:57 p.m., the Newport Beach Police Department (NBPD) received a call from the Irvine Police Department (IPD) requesting a welfare check at 36 Palazzo in Newport Beach. IPD was in contact with an adult male at the emergency room of the Irvine Medical Center.

NBPD responded to 36 Palazzo to conduct a welfare check. Upon arrival, Officers observed indications that further investigation was necessary. Officers subsequently found three deceased people in the residence. Two adult females and one adult male are the deceased.

At this time, NBPD Detectives and Crime Scene Investigation personnel are conducting an active homicide investigation. It appears that all the involved parties were known to each other and there is no ongoing threat to the area. The adult male from the emergency room is being detained for further investigation.

The investigation is continuing and we continue to ask that anyone with information on the crime contact Detective Prince at 949-644-3762.

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