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Victim Identities in Double Homicide Released

03 April 2011   Dwight D'Evelyn
Double Homicide in Prescott – Search for Suspect Continues ***

Detectives have released the names of the two victims from Friday’s homicide in the Prescott Canyon Estates. They are Larry Boyd, age 53, and Merrie Opielowski, age 63. Both were residents at the Glen Mar Drive home and lived with Hubbs. The exact details as to the motive for the homicides are still being determined except to say it involved a dispute between roommates.

Hubbs is still not in-custody. Detectives are working information he may be headed to the northwest portion of the US, possibly Oregon or Washington. Those who know Hubbs told YCSO he almost always wears some type of head covering.

Hubbs will likely be armed, so be very cautious if you see him. If anyone has information as to his whereabouts or can provide further background as to possible destinations and known contacts, please call YCSO immediately at 928-771-3260. Information may be reported anonymously to Yavapai Silent Witness 24 hours a day – please call 1800-932-3232.


April 2, 2011 -- At 2:45 PM --- Hubbs remains on the loose. Detectives have learned that Hubbs walks with a significant limp because of a club foot condition involving his right foot. Detectives indicate that Hubbs and the victims were roommates at the home on Glen Mar Drive.

The victim’s bodies have been removed and detectives are expected to remain on location throughout the day. Victim family notifications have not been completed and will prevent release of their names at this time.


PRELIMINARY INFORMATION - Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office detectives are investigating a double homicide that occurred last night in the 2200 block of Glen Mar Drive, Prescott. The location is a residence in the Prescott Canyon Estates, north of the “Lowes” store on Highway 69.

Detectives are seeking the following suspect:

Name Wesley Hubbs
DescriptionMale, age 50, brown hair which is balding, brown eyes, 6’02” in height, about 170 pounds, unknown clothing info at this time.
Vehicle – Hubbs is likely driving a 2000 red Mercury “Villager” model van, license 722 BMP, gray stripe along bottom of van. The back door of the van may display a sticker with the words “in home caregiver.”
Weapon – SUSPECT CONSIDERED ARMED, VERY DANGEROUS. He is likely in possession of a handgun and various knives.

The suspect’s destination is unknown at this time.

At approximately 6PM on April 1, deputies responded to a reported shooting at the Glen Mar Drive home. Two persons, a 53-year-old male and a 63-year-old female, were eventually pronounced deceased at the scene. Hubbs was seen leaving in the described red van. Both victims had suffered gunshot wounds. Deputies secured the home, interviewed witnesses and contacted YCSO detectives who are currently handling the investigation. No further details available at this time.

If anyone has information as to the whereabouts of Hubbs, please contact YCSO immediately at 928-771-3260 or Yavapai Silent Witness at 1800-932-3232.

Citizens can contact the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office with information or questions at

(928) 771-3260 or the YCSO website: www.ycsoaz.gov