Arrest made in Daytona Beach couple stabbed to death

Daytona Beach police have arrested a suspect in the horrific deaths of a married couple killed last weekend.Jean R. Macean, 32, was arrested Thursday at approximately 11 am in Orlando where he lives. “I’m pleased to announce that we have arrested the man responsible for the murders of Brenda Aultman and Terry Aultman,” Daytona Beach Police Chief Jakari Young wrote on Twitter. Our thanks to @USMarshalsHQ, @OrangeCoSheriff and @OrlandoPolice for helping us bring Jean R. Macean into custody. “Chief Jakari Young said Macean arrived in Daytona Beach by bus on Saturday and left the area on Sunday.Police say Macean was charged with two counts of first-degree murder. “Everyone can now breathe a sigh of relief,” Young said. Young said there was evidence recovered related to the stabbings, but he did not go into details. “They did not deserve what happened to them , ”Brenda’s daughter Sarah said.“ This is a monster. ”There are still a lot of unanswered questions, Young said.Young said Macean has a minimal criminal history mostly relating to drugs. He has been arrested on one felony arrest in the past More information is expected soon. WESH 2 will stream the presser above at 6 pm Couple found deadThe victims were found Sunday morning in the 700 block of North Wild Olive Avenue with multiple stab wounds and lacerations.Authorities confirmed the identity of the pair as 48 -ye ar-old Terry Aultman and 55-year-old Brenda Aultman.The couple was found on the side of the road. “We found two people possibly dead … there’s blood everywhere,” a 911 caller said.The 911 callers stated they found the man lying face-down on his chest and the woman lying face-up on her back in a grassy area next to the sidewalk.Police say at first, they thought it was a hit and run, but then, saw that both had slashed throats.Investigators say the victims were married and were riding their bikes home from Main Street when they were attacked. Struggle to identify motivePolice were baffled by the crime, unable to determine a motive. “This is probably one of the most vicious and gruesome incidents that I’ve witnessed in my 20 years,” Chief Jakari Young said. “We can not rule out that this may be totally random, but if it is totally random, the person responsible has to be deranged.” “We believe they were followed. Based on what we’re looking at, they were followed, “Young said.Police say they do not think it was a robbery. Person of interestThe only information they have about the suspect, is that it’s a man, who was possibly wearing light-colored pants, and had a backpack. A video of a person of interest was released Tuesday. “We obviously know that we are looking for a black male. He is very stocky. He’s in shape. We are trying to focus on tattoos, ”Young said.The chief said he does not believe that person is from Daytona Beach, but recent surveillance footage leads them to believe he is still in the area.The chief says he appears to be a loner and potential transient, an issue residents believe is causing many issues in recent years. “We believe they were followed. Based on what we’re looking at, they were followed,” Young said.The person of interest appears to have been on foot and stabbed the victims multiple times, even slicing their throats, prompting the question of whether the murderer appeared to have special training. “We can only speculate. I really do not like to speculate for something like this. They are a couple. They’re husband and wife. They love each other obviously. If one is getting attacked, the other is not going to run away, ”Young said.Evidence was taken from the scene including DNA from one victims’ fingernails.Lives shattered by lossBrenda Aultman’s daughter told WESH 2 she is horrified by this tragedy and said her mother was her best friend.She said her mother and stepfather were the most beautiful, fun, loving couple.Residents in the area are unnerved, to say the least.Jesse Dylan lives next door to the Aultman’s.He said the couple had purchased their home six months ago and they were beyond happy. “They walked to the beach every day. It was like their dream house. They bought bicycles. They just bought a jeep. They were loving it. They loved the neighborhood,” Dylan said . “He was a responsible guy. They even took bicycles because he was drinking. He left his car, left his motorcycle here. Left their car, left their truck here. It is a real shame what happened to them you know.” Family members have created a fundraiser page to help pay for funerals and other costs. “This is the most unbelievable situation, and the only way I can cope is by dissociating, so I can keep a clear, rational mental state to get through this the best I can. I feel like I’m outside of my body, witnessing everything from above. Please keep my family in your thoughts and prayers during this devastating time in all of our lives. Nothing will ever be the same again. We’re all broken and destroyed, inside and out. I pray to God they find the suspect, and justice is served for my beautiful parents. They were the last people on Earth to deserve this, and had so much life ahead of them, “a message on the fundraiser page reads.

Daytona Beach police have arrested a suspect in the horrific deaths of a married couple killed last weekend.

Jean R. Macean, 32, was arrested Thursday at approximately 11 a.m. in Orlando where he lives.

“I’m pleased to announce that we have arrested the man responsible for the murders of Brenda Aultman and Terry Aultman,” Daytona Beach Police Chief Jakari Young wrote on Twitter. Our thanks to @USMarshalsHQ, @OrangeCoSheriff and @OrlandoPolice for helping us bring Jean R. Macean into custody. “

Chief Jakari Young said Macean arrived in Daytona Beach by bus on Saturday and left the area on Sunday.

Police say Macean was charged with two counts of first-degree murder.

“Everyone can now breathe a sigh of relief,” Young said.

Young said there was evidence recovered related to the stabbings, but he did not go into details.

“They did not deserve what happened to them,” Brenda’s daughter Sarah said. “This is a monster.”

There are still a lot of unanswered questions, Young said.

Young said Macean has a minimal criminal history mostly relating to drugs. He has been arrested on one felony arrest in the past.

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More information is expected soon. WESH 2 will stream the presser above at 6 pm

Couple found dead

The victims were found Sunday morning in the 700 block of North Wild Olive Avenue with multiple stab wounds and lacerations.

Authorities confirmed the identity of the pair as 48-year-old Terry Aultman and 55-year-old Brenda Aultman.

The couple was found on the side of the road.

“We found two people possibly dead … there’s blood everywhere,” a 911 caller said.

The 911 callers stated they found the man lying face-down on his chest and the woman lying face-up on her back in a grassy area next to the sidewalk.

Police say at first, they thought it was a hit and run, but then, saw that both had slashed throats.

Investigators say the victims were married and were riding their bikes home from Main Street when they were attacked.

Struggle to identify motives

Police were baffled by the crime, unable to determine a motive.

“This is probably one of the most vicious and gruesome incidents that I’ve witnessed in my 20 years,” Chief Jakari Young said. “We can not rule out that this may be totally random, but if it is totally random, the person responsible has to be deranged.”

“We believe they were followed. Based on what we’re looking at, they were followed,” Young said.

Police say they do not think it was a robbery.

Person of interest

The only information they have about the suspect, is that it’s a man, who was possibly wearing light-colored pants, and had a backpack. A video of a person of interest was released Tuesday.

“We obviously know that we are looking for a black male. He is very stocky. He’s in shape. We are trying to focus on tattoos,” Young said.

The chief said he does not believe that person is from Daytona Beach, but recent surveillance footage leads them to believe he is still in the area.

The chief says he appears to be a loner and potential transient, an issue residents believe is causing many issues in recent years.

“We believe they were followed. Based on what we’re looking at, they were followed,” Young said.

The person of interest appears to have been on foot and stabbed the victims multiple times, even slicing their throats, prompting the question of whether the murderer appeared to have special training.

“We can only speculate. I really do not like to speculate for something like this. They are a couple. They’re husband and wife. They love each other obviously. If one is getting attacked, the other is not going to run away, ”Young said.

Evidence was taken from the scene including DNA from one victims’ fingernails.

Lives shattered by loss

Brenda Aultman’s daughter told WESH 2 she is horrified by this tragedy and said her mother was her best friend.

She said her mother and stepfather were the most beautiful, fun, loving couple.

Residents in the area are unnerved, to say the least.

Jesse Dylan lives next door to the Aultman’s.

He said the couple had purchased their home six months ago and they were beyond happy.

“They walked to the beach every day. It was like their dream house. They bought bicycles. They just bought a jeep. They were loving it. They loved the neighborhood,” Dylan said. “He was a responsible guy. They even took bicycles because he was drinking. He left his car, left his motorcycle here. Left their car, left their truck here. It is a real shame what happened to them you know.”

Family members have created a fundraiser page to help pay for funerals and other costs.

“This is the most unbelievable situation, and the only way I can cope is by dissociating, so I can keep a clear, rational mental state to get through this the best I can. I feel like I’m outside of my body, witnessing everything from above. Please keep my family in your thoughts and prayers during this devastating time in all of our lives. Nothing will ever be the same again. We’re all broken and destroyed, inside and out. I pray to God they find the suspect, and justice is served for my beautiful parents. They were the last people on Earth to deserve this, and had so much life ahead of them, “a message on the fundraiser page reads.

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