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Victims in Lewiston double homicide identified

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73-year-old Richard Carlin 73-year-old Richard Carlin
LEWISTON, Idaho -

UPDATE 6:30 P.M., Wednesday:  Autopsies have been performed on the two women who were found dead in Lewiston on Tuesday. One victim was identified as suspect Richard Allen Carlin's ex-wife, 72-year-old Raetta Dee Carlin. The other woman was identified as 50-year-old Michelle Lynn Carlin, the daughter of Raetta and Richard Carlin.

The Lewiston Police Department says blunt force trauma and strangulation are the suspected causes of death.

The third victim in the case was also identified as 20-year-old Jonathan Michael Spaeth, who is the son of Michelle Carlin. Spaeth was treated for a knife wound to his back and hands at Saint Joseph's Regional Medical Center and released.

Richard Carlin was arrested Tuesday by the Stanfield, Oregon, Police Department on an arrest warrant through Nez Perce County on two counts of homicide and one count of attempted homicide. Carlin is being held on a $1 million bond and awaiting extradition from Oregon to Idaho.

Anyone who may know anything about this case is asked to contact Lt. Budd Hurd or Detective Birdsell at the Lewiston Police Department, 208-746-0171.

Previous coverage:

UPDATE 12:15 PM: Richard Carlin was taken into custody near Umatilla, Oregon. Lewiston Police Detectives are securing search warrants and coordinating with outside agencies as they continue to investigate this crime. There are no other suspects or persons of interest in this case at this time.

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UPDATE 11:46 AM: Pasco Police Department confirm that the person of interest drove through Pasco and stopped at a Jack In The Box. The Police Department think that he left town and is heading south towards California.

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Detectives with the Lewiston Police Department are searching for a person of interest in a double homicide that happened early Tuesday morning. 

Police found two deceased adults in a home near 6th and Preston just after 5:00 a.m. on Tuesday. A third adult victim was also found in the home with a stab wound to his back. Police say he is in serious condition at St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center. Names of the victims have not been released. 

Detectives say they are looking for 73-year-old Richard Carlin as a person of interest. Carlin's last known address is in Lewiston, but he has not yet been located. 

Detectives say he is possibly driving a red 1996 Toyota Corolla with Idaho license plate N100378. 

If you locate this vehicle, please do not attempt to contact the occupant and immediately call 911. Anyone with information on this case is asked to contact Lewiston Police Detective Brian Birdsell at 208-746-0171.

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