On Friday, 10/19/18, Oceanside Police Detectives were notified of a DNA match from the Homicide scene of John Roth that occurred on August 14, 2018 at 530 North Tremont Street. The contributor of that DNA was identified as Carey Lamont Reid Jr, DOB 09-04-97 an Oceanside transient.
Sunday morning, 10/21/18, OPD officers responded to a call at 515 North Coast Highway of a person laying in the parking lot. Upon arrival they contacted Carey Reid. This location is directly behind the victims (John Roth) residence. Detective Ellgard responded and subsequently arrested Carey Reid for the homicide. Reid was booked into the San Diego County Detention Facility for the homicide of John Roth.