DAYTONA BEACH, FL – A man identified by authorities as an illegal alien has been ordered by a judge to be held behind bars without bond after he allegedly murdered a bicycle-riding Florida couple by brutally stabbing them repeatedly and cutting their throats in Daytona Beach on March 7.
Jean Robert Macean, 32, was arrested in Orlando on March 10 in connection with the murders of Brenda Aultman, 55, and her husband Terry Aultman, 48, during Bike Week.
Macean was brought before a judge the day after his arrest, at which time he was designated an “illegal immigrant/alien” and ordered to be held without bond; he was extradited to Volusia County following booking into the Orange County Jail, where he is facing two counts of first-degree murder.
It is not currently known what country Macean originally hails from, nor how he managed to get into the United States. He was residing in Orlando at the time of his arrest, where authorities located him at 5316 Point Vista Circle around 11 a.m.
Daytona Beach Police Chief Jakari Young commented on the extreme viciousness of the murder of the Aultmans, and thanked local residents for helping police to apprehend the suspect in the horrific crime, which is believed to have been a random act of violence.
“This was one of the most brutal murders I’ve ever seen in my 20-plus years as a police officer in Daytona Beach,” Chief Young said. “We thank the entire Daytona Beach community and the communities around us for providing our detectives with over 100 tips.”
According to authorities, the Aultmans were on their bicycles heading home Sunday morning in Daytona Beach where an individual attacked them without warning near Wild Olive Avenue and Riverview Boulevard, slashing their throats and stabbing them numerous times. They were declared dead at the scene, where they had been found lying lifelessly next to their bikes.
Brenda Aultman’s daughter Sara created a GoFundMe account to help with funeral expenses.