OCEANSIDE – An Oceanside man was arrested in connection with the brutal slaying of a Santa Barbara couple and their five-year-old daughter.
Pierre Haobsh, 27, of Oceanside was arrested on March 25 on suspicion of murdering Weidong Henry Han, 57, Huijie “Jennie” Yu, 29, and their daughter Emily. Police said a loaded gun and property that belonged to one of the victims was found in Haobsh’s car.
The Santa Barbara County coroner determined that the couple and their daughter died from gunshot wounds to the head. Han operated a herbal medicine clinic in Santa Barbara and was the author of several books on herbal medicine.
The couple and their daughter were last seen on March 22. When Han did not show up for a business meeting in Los Angeles on March 23, two business associates went to Han’s home and found the door ajar and two vehicles belonging to Han and his wife still parked in the garage. Police were called and detectives found the bodies of the Hans and their daughter.
During the course of an investigation, detectives developed leads that pointed to Haobsh, a former business associate of Han.
Detectives issued an arrest warrant and Haobsh was arrested without incident at a gas station on March 25. Santa Barbara County sheriff’s said the investigation into the case is “complex and ongoing.”