Mr. Bungles founding member Theo Lengyel has been charged with the murder of his missing girlfriend Alice “Alyx” Kamakaokalani Herrmann
According to police reports Alice “Alyx” Kamakaokalani Herrmann was reported missing last month in Santa Cruz California. Recently the remains of a woman has been found and it is believed to be that of Herrmann
Theo Lengyel who traveled to Oregon in the days proceeding Alice “Alyx” Kamakaokalani Herrmann disappearance
Theo Lengyel has been arrested and has been charged with murder
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Capitola police said they arrested an ex-rock musician suspected of killing his girlfriend, who went missing last month.
El Cerrito resident Theobald “Theo” Lengyel, 54, was taken into custody by authorities and booked into Santa Cruz County Jail on Tuesday. Lengyel played saxophone, clarinet and keyboards in the rock group Mr. Bungle. He had been a “person of interest” in the disappearance of Capitola resident Alice “Alyx” Kamakaokalani Herrmann, 61, who was last seen in Santa Cruz on Dec. 3, El Cerrito police said last month.
Herrmann’s family first reported her missing after she missed a flight to Hawaii, police said. El Cerrito investigators said they initially found Herrmann’s car in front of Lengyel’s home. In the days following Herrmann’s disappearance, Lengyel traveled to Portland, Ore., El Cerrito police said.
Capitola police said investigators recovered human remains in a wooded area of Tilden Regional Park, adding that identification of the remains were still pending DNA confirmation by the Contra Costa County Coroner’s Office.
“The diligent work of our investigators, in coordination with our law enforcement partners, has led to the apprehension of (Theobald) Lengyel in connection with the tragic homicide of Alice Kamakaokalanil,” a Capitola police statement read. “We extend our deepest condolences to the family and friends of the victim during this difficult time.”
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A founding member of the Humboldt County band Mr. Bungle was arrested Tuesday for the murder of his girlfriend who has been missing since December 3.
According to the Capitola Police Department, Theobald “Theo” Lengyel, 54, was arrested for the murder of Alice “Alyx” Kamakaokalani, 61, Capitola.
Police say, Alice Kamakaokalani was last seen on December 3, 2023, prompting a missing person investigation from law enforcement agencies. The Capitola Police Department, in conjunction
with the El Cerrito Police Department, initiated an investigation into her disappearance on December 12, 2023.
As the investigation progressed, it became clear that foul play was involved, leading to the identification of Theo Lengyel as a suspect.
The investigation led investigators to recover human remains in a wooded area within Tilden Regional Park in Berkley. The identification of the human remains is pending DNA confirmation from the Contra Costa County Coroner’s Office.
Music lovers who were in Humboldt County in the 80s might know who Mr. Bungle is.
The rock band originated out of Eureka, gaining a large following and headlining shows across California for decades.
The band skyrocketed when it moved to San Francisco in the 90s and signed with warner records.
According to court records, Lengyel had been involved in a domestic violence case with the victim filing a restraining order against him in 2017.
The victim and Lengyel then filed for divorce that same year.
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Theo Lengyel, once an integral member of the avant-garde jazz-metal group Mr. Bungle, is now a murder suspect accused of killing his girlfriend, Alice “Alyx” Kamakaokalani Herrmann, last month.
Police in Capitola, California, arrested the musician, age 54, on Tuesday and booked him on one count of first-degree murder in Santa Cruz County Jail. He is being held without bail, according to KRON.
San Francisco Chronicle reports that Lengyel had been a “person of interest” since Herrmann, 61, went missing on Dec. 3. Human remains, which authorities believe to be Herrmann’s, were found in Tilden Regional Park, and her car was last seen in front of Lengyel’s home. Lengyel was uncooperative with investigators, according to the El Cerrito Police Department. Her family reported her missing after she missed a flight to Hawaii, after which Lengyel reportedly went to Portland, Oregon.
The Contra Costa County Coroner’s Office has yet to verify whether the remains found belong to Herrmann with DNA.
“The diligent work of our investigators, in coordination with our law enforcement partners, has led to the apprehension of (Theobald) Lengel [sic] in connection with the tragic homicide of Alice Kamakaokalanil [sic],” Capitola police wrote in a statement. “We extend our deepest condolences to the family and friends of the victim during this difficult time.”A motive for the alleged homicide is unknown.
Theo Lengyel was previously named in a domestic violence case, according to KRCR, filed by his wife at the time. She obtained a restraining order against him in 2017, and the couple filed for divorce later that year.
Lengyel was a member of Mr. Bungle from 1985 through 1996. He played saxophone and clarinet on the band’s first two major label albums, 1991’s Mr. Bungle and 1995’s Disco Volante. “We unanimously decided to go on without [Lengyel] because he wasn’t growing with the rest of the band and we were running out of things for him to do,” the band’s Trevor Dunn wrote in a fan Q&A on his website in 2005. “He got pissed off and I haven’t heard from him since.