DEER PARK—Neighbors in Deer Park are relieved to hear that police may have Chanin Starbuck’s killer in custody.
On Monday police arrested Chanin’s ex-husband Clay Starbuck for 1st Degree Murder and 1st Degree Burglary in connection with her death.
Residents in the small close-knit community have been on edge since December as police searched for the suspect who strangled and sexually assaulted Starbuck in her bedroom.
Neighbors say they haven’t talked a lot about Chanin’s death in the past few weeks, but news of the arrest on Monday brought back many emotions.
Residents seem to be split on whether they were surprised to hear Chanin’s ex-husband Clay was arrested. Some neighbors tell KREM2 they were shocked to hear he had been taken into custody while others say they knew “without a doubt” he was the culprit.