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Bodies of slain California family found wrapped in plastic

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Authorities say the bodies of a California doctor, his wife and their 5-year-old daughter were found wrapped in plastic and duct-taped in their garage. Authorities say the bodies of a California doctor, his wife and their 5-year-old daughter were found wrapped in plastic and duct-taped in their garage.
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. -

The Latest on the killings of a couple and their 5-year-old daughter (all times local):
    
6:30 p.m.
    
Authorities say the bodies of a California doctor, his wife and their 5-year-old daughter were found wrapped in plastic and duct-taped in their garage.
    
That and other new details of the killings of 57-year-old Dr. Weidong "Henry" Han; his wife, 29-year-old Huijie "Jennie" Yu; and their daughter, Emily Han, were revealed in a Friday evening news release from the Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Department.
    
The department says the three were last seen on Tuesday night, a day before their bodies were discovered. Authorities say autopsies are pending, but all three appear to have been shot to death.
    
Twenty-seven-year-old Pierre Haobsh (HOWPSH') was arrested in connection with the killings.
    
Authorities say he's a U.S. citizen who had been living in Oceanside, California, and had recently been involved in a business deal with the doctor. Investigators trailing him with an arrest warrant took him into custody at gunpoint at a gas station in Bonsall, outside Oceanside in San Diego County.
    
The sheriff's statement says the suspect became sick and was briefly hospitalized but released.
    
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3:45 p.m.
    
A 27-year-old man from the San Diego area has been arrested in the killings of a doctor, his wife and their 5-year-old daughter in their Santa Barbara County home.
    
KEYT-TV reports that Sheriff Bill Brown announced the arrest of Pierre Haobsh of Oceanside at a news conference on Friday afternoon.
    
Brown says Haobsh was arrested in the San Diego area. The Los Angeles Times reports that Haobsh was a business associate of the family and was taken into custody at gunpoint.
    
The bodies of 57-year-old Dr. Weidong "Henry" Han; his wife, 29-year-old Huijie "Jennie" Yu, and their daughter, Emily Han, were found on Thursday morning.
    
The sheriff called the case diabolical and complex.
    
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2:40 a.m.
    
Authorities are searching for a suspect in the deaths of a couple and their 5-year-old daughter in a Santa Barbara County home.
    
The bodies were found by detectives Thursday morning when they entered the home on Greenhill Way.
    
County sheriff's deputies sought a search warrant after they were asked to check on the family's welfare Wednesday evening and decided to open a suspicious death investigation.
    
The victims were 57-year-old Dr. Weidong "Henry" Han; his wife, 29-year-old Huijie "Jennie" Yu, and their daughter, Emily Han.
    
Sheriff's spokeswoman Kelly Hoover says the three were slain by an unknown killer. She won't discuss how they were slain or a possible motive.
    
Hahn owns the Santa Barbara Herb Clinic. The website says he practiced traditional Chinese medicine, including herbal treatments and acupuncture.

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