Teenage Boy from Occupy Oakland, Kills Parents-Hides Bodies in Car
|Crime scene: A family friend stands outside the Oakland, California residence where Robert Kamin, 55, and Susan Poff, 50, lived with their son|
An adopted teenager was arrested on murder charges after police found the bodies of his parents, two highly-educated civil servants, stashed under a blanket inside the family car.
Police went to the house twice on Friday to check on Robert Kamin, 55, and Susan Poff, 50, after their employers reported that they didn't show up for work.
After discovering the couple dead, police questioned their son, 15, who admitted to killing them in Oakland, California.
The cause of death was not yet available as autopsies on the couple had not been completed, the coroner's office said today.
MailOnline has learned the boy's identity, who is a high school freshman. Police have not yet brought charges against the minor or were revealing why he allegedly murdered his parents.
The San Francisco Chronicle reported he was adopted within the last ten years.
Mr Kamin was a clinical psychologist in the San Francisco County jail system. Mrs Poff worked as a physician assistant at the Housing and Urban Health Clinic for the city's health department. She had mentored hundreds of medical students and nurses.
Tragic: Crime tape rings the residence, where the couple's bodies were found outside in their car as a family friend places flowers in memorial
Remembered: Friends and relatives at the home in Oakland California, where the family had recently moved
Officers arrived at the house on Friday afternoon when the couple's co-workers reported they hadn't shown up for work.
A police source familiar with the case told the Chronicle a co-worker first called the son, who said his parents were out for a walk.
The newspaper reports that police arrived to the home near Lake Meritt in Oakland on Friday and spoke with the boy, but found nothing suspicious.
Grisly discovery: Police found the bodies of the couple outside the new house they were renovating
Authorities returned to the home and noticed charring on the car parked outside, which appeared as if someone had tried to set it alight.
Looking inside, they saw a limb sticking out beneath a blanket. When officer opened the car doors, they discovered Mr Kamin and Mrs Poff dead.
Initially the boy was said to have denied any involvement but later confessed to authorities, according to the Chronicle.
The boy was arrested on suspicion of murder on Saturday. He is being held at the Alameda County Juvenile Justice Center in San Leandro.
Protests: Colleagues of the couple said they had argued with their teenage son about how much time he was spending at the Occupy Oakland camp
Co-workers mourned the well-known couple after news of their murders became public. Mrs Poff's boss called her death 'a terrible loss'.
'She was one of the most loving, heartfelt, solid and wise persons who ever cared for people living in poverty.'
Colleagues of the couple also told the San Francisco Chronicle that the couple had been having problems with their son, who they believed was spending too much time in the Occupy Oakland camp.
Poff, who attended UC Berkley, and Kamin, a graduate of Stanford University, met through friends. The couple adopted because they were unable to have their own children, Robert Kamin's brother Bruce told the Chronicle. They had recently moved to the area and were in the middle of renovating their house.