Ocean arrested ‘for double slaying close to California base’

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A Ocean has been arrested on mistrust of killing a woman plus her adult daughter near the Southern California desert base.

Rafael Ari Aikens, 22, was caught Thursday on the Marine Corps Air flow Ground Combat Center in Twentynine Palms, the San Bernardino Region Sheriff’s Department says.

Investigators believe Aikens shot 62-year-old Renee Metcalf and her 32-year-old daughter, Christy McKissic.

Their bodies were discovered on March 24 in their particular home about 10 miles through the Marine base, where Aikens was stationed.  


A Marine has been arrested on suspicion of killing a woman and her adult daughter near a Southern California desert base. Pictured are victims Renee Metcalf, 62, and her 32-year-old daughter, Christy McKissic

A Marine continues to be arrested on suspicion of eliminating a woman and her grownup daughter near a Southern Ca desert base. Pictured are sufferers Renee Metcalf, 62, and the girl 32-year-old daughter, Christy McKissic

The sheriff’s department said in a information release that soon after midnight upon March 24, ‘deputies responded in order to a 911 call reference 2 people deceased inside of the residence’.

It said: ‘Deputies appeared at the residence at around 12. 08am, and found McKissic and Metcalf deceased from several gunshot wounds, inside of the particular residence.

‘A ten yr old teen was located, unharmed, within the home. ‘

Metcalf was a bartender, along with her daughter helping her in a Twentynine Palms bar called the particular Virginian, the Hi-Desert Sun reported.  

Authorities haven’t released a motive regarding the killings.

A GoFundMe page says: ‘These two ladies have produced huge impacts on others. Constantly cheerful and with your life that these people bring into the room. ‘ 


Renee Metcalf


Christy McKissic

Metcalf was a bartender, along with her daughter helping her in the Virginian bar in Twentynine Palms, novice reported 


Their bodies were found on March 24 in their home in the 7700 block of Bedouin Avenue about 10 miles from the Marine base, where Aikens was stationed. Bedouin Avenue is seen here 

Their bodies had been found on March 24 within their home in the 7700 block of Bedouin Avenue regarding 10 miles from the Ocean base, where Aikens was positioned. Bedouin Avenue is seen here 

‘This campaign is perfect for their family plus Christy’s daughter, ‘ the web page says. ‘Her daughter is this kind of an angel and for the girl to have to not possess them here anymore is sad. ‘

The sheriff’s department said that will since the day victims had been found, investigators ‘have worked to distinguish the person responsible for the particular senseless murders of Christy McKissic and Renee Metcalf inside associated with their residence in Twentynine Hands.

‘During the last week, researchers identified Rafael Ari Aikens since a person of interest within the murders.

‘On Thursday, Mar 30, 2017 at approximately six. 50pm, homicide investigators, assisted simply by investigators through the Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS), contacted Aikens in his assigned

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