Police have made an arrest after two people were found murdered in a home in Seaside Friday afternoon.
Marcus Foster, 50, was arrested late Friday night. His former wife, Laura Foster, 53, was one of the victims.
On Sunday, police identified the other victim as Guy C. Phillips, 53, of Seaside. He is described as a "long-time friend" of Laura Foster, who moved to Seaside on May 1.
On Friday morning, a Seaside police officer was asked to check the home on 10th Avenue near Necanicum Drive when an employee failed to show up for work. The officer found the front door locked and did not see anything suspicious at the home.
Neighbors said the couple's adult daughter came to check on her parents and discovered the bodies Friday afternoon.
Police are calling the crime a case of "brutal domestic violence," saying that it appears the suspect came home Thursday night and beat the two victims to death with an aluminum baseball bat.
Although the Fosters divorced in 2003, they were currently living together, police said. Investigators described their relationship as "off and on." They have three adult children.
"I really didn't think he would ever, ever do anything like this ever," said Manuela Tucker, who said she is friends with the Fosters. "I've never seen him be mean. I've never seen a mean streak in him at all, not at all, nothing, so I'm just shocked about it."
"I'm really sad. I feel so much for their kids because I know them all and I'm so sad for them, so sad."
Marcus Foster was arrested during a traffic stop outside Knappa. Police said he was found in a 2009 purple Scion TC registered in Laura Foster's name.
Police located the Gold Toyota Camry which investigators say belonged to Phillips and was not directly related to events leading to the homicide.
Marcus Foster is set to be arraigned on two charges of aggravated murder Monday after noon in Clatsop County.
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