Matthew Taylor Coleman Wiki – Matthew Taylor Coleman Biography
Matthew Taylor Coleman, the owner of a Southern California surf school, has been arrested for allegedly stabbing and killing his two kids—aged 1 and 3—after taking them over the border to Mexico without telling his wife where he was going.
He was detained Tuesday when he attempted to re-enter the United States one day after the bodies of his children were found at a ranch near Rosarito in Baja, California.
He is 40 years old.
Hiram Sanchez, Baja California’s attorney general, told reporters that the 3-year-old boy was stabbed 12 times. The 1-year-old girl was stabbed 17 times. A blood-stained wooden stake was found at the scene, said Sanchez.
Coleman and his wife, Abby, run the famous Love water Surf School in Santa Barbara. Sanchez said that concerns about Coleman’s whereabouts were raised over the weekend when Abby Coleman reported to Santa Barbara police that her husband and their two children missing.
Mexican authorities said they have video footage showing Coleman and the children checking into a Rosarito hotel on Saturday. The footage shows the three left in the early hours of Monday before Coleman returns alone that morning to check out.
In the time between Coleman’s appearances on the footage, a farmworker discovered the mutilated bodies of the two infants. U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents were waiting for Coleman when he tried to re-enter the country at the San Ysidro checkpoint on Tuesday, and he’s now in federal custody after being arrested on suspicion of murder.
Coleman, 40, of Santa Barbara, was detained by U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents while crossing into the United States from Mexico at the San Ysidro checkpoint and remained in federal custody, Mexican authorities said.
The arrest came after the bodies of two children, a 3-year-old girl and a 1-year-old boy, were found Monday morning by a farmworker at a ranch near Rosarito in Baja California, said Hiram Sanchez Baja California’s attorney general.
Police in Santa Barbara said Coleman’s wife had reported them missing and said she was concerned for their well-being.
Coleman could face Mexican charges of aggravated murder.
It wasn’t immediately clear whether he had an attorney who could speak on his behalf.