California Authorities Detain Former ’80s Rock Musician After Girlfriend’s Remains Found in Woods
A body was discovered in a wooded section of a California park, leading to the arrest and prosecution of a former rock singer on murder charges about the death of his lover.
Tuesday saw the apprehension and charging of Theobald “Theo” Lengyel, 54, in connection with the death of Alice “Alyx” Kamakaokalani Herrmann, 61.
According to Capitola Police, Lengyel also goes as “Mylo Stone.” According to local station KTVU, he was a founding member of the band Mr. Bungle and a former saxophonist.
In Santa Cruz, California, on December 3, Herrmann was last seen. She belonged to the competitive canoeist group Outrigger Santa Cruz. The post on the group’s Facebook page stated that she was there during practice on December 3.
After more than a week without hearing from Herrmann, her family filed a missing person’s report on December 12.
Her automobile was discovered in front of Lengyel’s house by El Cerrito Police.
Lengyel was immediately designated as a person of interest by the police in relation to Herrmann’s disappearance, citing his refusal to assist with the inquiry.
The Capitola Police Department released a statement stating, “As the investigation progressed, it became clear that foul play was involved, leading to the identification of Theobald Lengyel as a suspect.”
Human remains were discovered in a forested region of Berkeley’s Tilden Regional Park, according to Capitola Police. According to police, official identification of the remains is still pending coroner’s office DNA confirmation.
How Herrmann died is not known by the police.
Without any problems, Lengyel was taken into custody by the Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Office and lodged in the county jail.
Based on online jail records that Fox News Digital examined, Lengyel was being held without being granted bail.
The Capitola Police Department sent a press release stating, “Theobald Lengyel has been apprehended in connection with the tragic homicide of Alice Kamakaokalani, as a result of the diligent work of our investigators, in coordination with our law enforcement partners.” “We extend our deepest condolences to the family and friends of the victim during this time.”
KTVU said that Herrmann was a neurologist with a Caltech degree.