Drew Friis of
Friis was arrested Thursday, along with another suspect whose name was not released, in connection with the slayings of John Anthony Welch and Warren Jay Blagrave. Each victim was stabbed more than 20 times, authorities said.
While police expressed confidence about the arrests, district attorney's spokeswoman Jane Robison said there was insufficient evidence to bring charges against the second suspect at this time.
``We're confident that the two people who are in custody are the ones who committed this heinous crime,''
Police also said they had recovered the suspected murder weapon.
The victims' bodies were found around Thursday in the 200 block of West Route 66 after a police lieutenant was flagged down by a person who had heard screaming in the area.
``While the victims were living on the street, I want to be clear that their lifestyle is not the cause of this tragic situation,'' Castro said last week. ``Being homeless is not a crime. The murder of two innocent people is and we hold everyone involved accountable for their actions.''
Friis was being held in lieu of $1 million bail and was expected to be arraigned this afternoon at the