$2 Million Bail for Accused Killer, Body Still Missing

$2 Million Bail for Accused Killer, Body Still Missing
Photo: Cameron Scott Lykins

Ventura County – On the morning of May 12th, at approximately 9:50 a.m., Ventura County’s 911 Emergency Dispatch Center received a call indicating that 23-year-old Meiners Oaks resident Cameron Scott Lykins had told the caller he had killed his roommate.

According to Ventura County Sheriff’s Department spokesman Sgt. Carlos Macias, Lykins had also admitted to the reporting party that he had “discarded the body.”

Deputies arrived at Lykins’ residence a short time later and “discovered a bloody scene consistent with a homicide,” but there was no victim on the scene.

The immediately ensuing investigation indicated that Lykins’ roommate, 22-year-old Houston Alexander Auer was nowhere to be seen. Witness reports informed deputies that “a disturbance had occurred at the residence” earlier that morning, and that Lykins removed his roommate’s body from the home.

Four hours later on the 12th, Lykins’ vehicle was located in the City of Lone Pine by deputies attached to the Inyo County Sheriff’s Office.

CHP officers confirmed that the vehicle “contained evidence confirming that Lykins had used the vehicle to transport the victim’s body away from the crime scene. VCSD detectives arrived in Lone Pine that afternoon, made contact with Lykins, and took him into custody. He was then transported to Ventura County Jail where he was booked on a charge of murder, with his bail set at $2,000,000.

According to Macias, “there is sufficient evidence to conclude the victim did not survive” his confrontation with Lykins, but Lykins “has not cooperated in locating the victim’s body.” Anyone with any knowledge of Lykins’ activities or travels is encouraged to contact Macias at (805) 384-4761.

Photo: Courtesy Ventura County Jail Booking

$2 Million Bail for Accused Killer, Body Still Missing was last modified: May 17th, 2019 by admin
Categories: Ventura
Tags: murder