Man Charged After Chinese Herbal Practitioner Is Found Murdered Alongside Wife and 5-Year-Old Daughter
A prominent California practitioner of Chinese medicine, his wife and their 5-year-old daughter were found shot dead and wrapped in plastic in their multi-million dollar home outside San Diego on Wednesday.
Two days later, police tracked a suspect to San Diego County, 170 miles south, where Pierre Haobsh was taken into custody at gunpoint at a gas station.
Haobsh was booked in the Santa Barbara County jail on three counts of murder after sheriff's department officials there say the 27-year-old was found with a loaded 9mm handgun and a 2013 red Lexus four-door sedan. believed to belong to one of the victim’s in the suspect’s vehicle.
According to a police statement, police made a welfare check to the home of Dr. Henry Han on Wednesday evening.
"When they entered and searched through the residence, they discovered the bodies of three deceased persons... 57-year-old Dr. Weidong Henry Han, his 29-year-old wife Huijie (Whae-Jee) Yu, also known as “Jennie” and their 5-year-old daughter Emily."
Preliminary indications suggest the victims all suffered gunshot wounds. All three were found wrapped in plastic and duct-taped in the garage.
An extensive investigation ensued and police were led to Haobsh through his reported business dealings with Dr. Han.
Police said Saturday they were further investigating the links between the two men.
Dr. Han had owned the Santa Barbara Herb Clinic since 1991. He was a licensed acupuncturist who held degrees in Oriental and Western medicine from a university in Beijing.