Second Arrest Made in Arboretum Double Homicide

  • Case number: 20-00475
  • Incident date: March 31, 2020, 6:30 am
  • Incident type: Homicide
  • Location/address: UW Arboretum

Late last night, Friday, April 3, at approximately 11:20 p.m., the UW-Madison Police Department arrested a second suspect in the murders of Robin Carre and Beth Potter. Ali’jah J. Larrue, 18, was taken into custody Friday evening and booked into the Dane County Jail. Larrue is charged with two counts of Party to a Crime for First Degree Intentional Homicide.

Early Friday morning, UWPD arrested Khari Sanford, 18, who was also charged with two counts of Party to a Crime for First Degree Intentional Homicide.

On Tuesday, March 31, at approximately 6:30 a.m., a passerby who was jogging through the UW Arboretum came upon Beth and Robin lying in a ditch. Robin was pronounced dead at the scene and Beth was transported to a local hospital where she later died. Through our investigation, we believe the couple was shot by Sanford and Larrue. Read our original release here.

While this remains a very active police investigation, UWPD investigators believe the two primary suspects in this murder investigation are in custody. As we’ve previously stated, we believe this senseless and tragic act was targeted towards the couple and was not random.

We again thank our UWPD officers, investigators, and support staff who have been working around the clock on this case. We also thank our partners at the City of Madison Police Department and the Division of Criminal Investigation who assisted UWPD with Friday night’s arrest.

We will continue to provide information and answers to our community as more information becomes available. If anyone has additional information that may help this case, please call Madison Area Crime Stoppers at (608) 266-6014 or submit a tip online at