Woman’s body found in Berkeley, boyfriend arrested in Santa Cruz County for homicide

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(KRON) — A former rock band member was arrested in Santa Cruz County Tuesday on homicide charges after a woman’s body was found in Berkeley.

Theobald “Theo” Lengyel, 54, of El Cerrito, is accused of killing his girlfriend, Alice “Alyx” Kamakaokalani Herrmann, according to the Capitola Police Department.

Investigators said they found human remains in a wooded area within Tilden Regional Park in Berkeley. “The identification of the human remains is pending DNA confirmation from the Contra Costa County Coroner’s Office,” the Capitola Police Department wrote.

Theobald “Theo” Lengyel is arrested by Capitola police officers in Santa Cruz County on Jan. 2, 2024. (Capitola PD photo)

Herrmann, 61, of Capitola, was last seen alive on December 3 in Santa Cruz. Her relatives reported her missing to police on December 12.

Police quickly became suspicious of Lengyel, who also goes by the name “Mylo Stone,” in the wake of his girlfriend’s disappearance. Her red Toyota Highlander SUV was found parked in front of Lengyel’s home in El Cerrito.

Lengyel refused to cooperate with police or help investigators find his missing girlfriend, according to the El Cerrito Police Department.

For the missing person-turned homicide investigation, Capitola police teamed up with El Cerrito police.

Detectives gathered evidence and conducted interviews to piece together the couple’s activities and whereabouts leading up to Herrmann’s disappearance. “As the investigation progressed, it became clear that foul play was involved. We extend our deepest condolences to the family and friends of the victim during this difficult time,” CPD wrote.

Police did not release a possible motive behind the killing.

Lengyel an ex-musician who played saxophone in the rock band “Mr. Bungle,” News Nation reported. He is currently locked in a Santa Cruz County jail with no bail, inmate records show. He was booked on one count of first-degree murder Tuesday morning.

The case will be handed over to the Santa Cruz County District Attorney’s Office for charges to be filed.

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