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Temecula Crime News: Singer Elizabeth “Bipsy” Amirian murdered at Temecula Mall by boyfriend
Temecula, California - According to police, on Thursday, February 12, 2009, at about 1:08 pm, a sergeant from the Temecula Police
Department was on patrol at the Promenade Mall. The sergeant observed a
Toyota mini van parked in the 3rd level of the East Parking Structure.
He observed an assault within the mini van where a male adult was
stabbing a female.
The officer called for back up and immediately ordered the suspect
out of the vehicle. The suspect did not comply with the orders. A
back-up patrol car arrived and the assisting officer began to break out
the rear window to the mini van. The suspect did not comply with the
commands given. Officers deployed their taser and the suspect was taken
into custody without further incident.
The officers rendered first aid and called for medical assistance
from the fire department. The female, later identified as 27 year old
Elizabeth ‘Bipsy’ Amirian of Temecula, died at the scene. The suspect
in this homicide has been identified as Mickey David
Beauchamp Wagstaff, a White male adult, 25 years of Pala, California.
Mr Wagstaff was taken to a local hospital after his arrest for
Investigators from the Temecula Police Department and Investigators
from the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department Central Homicide Unit
arrived and assumed the crime scene. ABC 7 reported from the scene live
and according to CBS 2, the suspect was transported to Rancho Springs
Medical Center in Murrieta. Investigators believe this incident is
domestic violence related.
Bipsy was known by many in the local Temecula Valley Music and Arts
Scene, and had performed at many popular events like the City of
Temecula’s Harveston music series in August and the Temecula Music Fest
in May. She played many times at the old Java Joz Open Mic Night,
joining in on jam sessions with her trademark ‘mouth trumpet’ and
amazing vocals. She also worked there at Java Joz many late nights
making mochas before it closed.
Bipsy was in the process of working on a CD, having spoke to her
recently at a coffee shop, she had told me that she looked forward to
performing again. She was an enormous talent as seen in the videos
above. As we get more information about this crime and her services, we
will post updates. Anyone with information about this incident is
encouraged to call the Temecula Police Department at 951-696-3300.