Police arrest business acquaintance of blast victim
ALISO VIEJO | A business acquaintance of the woman killed in a Southern California office building explosion has been arrested on suspicion of possessing an unregistered destructive device, the FBI said Thursday.
The arrest of Stephen Beal, 59, an actor in several short films who neighbors said liked rockets, followed a search of his Long Beach residence by authorities, said FBI spokeswoman Laura Eimiller.
Ms. Eimiller stressed that Mr. Beal was not being held in connection with Tuesday’s explosion.
Mr. Beal’s Facebook page has many photos of him traveling with the blast victim, Ildiko Krajnyak, 48, a licensed cosmetologist who owned the day spa where the blast occurred.
State documents show Mr. Beal and Ms. Krajnyak as officers in a skin care
business called I&S Enterprises.