ANAHEIM, Calif. -- A young man was stabbed to death at Disneyland, marking the first slaying to occur at the internationally renowned park in its 25-year history.
Officials said Mel Yorba, 18, of Riverside, Calif., was stabbed in the Tomorrowland section of the park Saturday night following an argument with his attacker.
A family member said Yorba had gone to Disneyland with a friend and their dates 'to have a good time.'
Anaheim Police Sgt. Ron Girk said James O'Driscoll, 28, and Julie Holdener, 25, both of San Diego, were arrested in the slaying.
Disneyland security personnel apprehended Miss Holdener while her companion fled into the crowd. Police joined Disneyland officials in the search and found O'Driscoll hiding in some bushes in the park about 90 minutes later.
The killing occurred during a private party sponsored by the Rohr Corporation and the public was not admitted, park spokesman Bob Roth said. The relationship of the suspects and the victim to Rohr was not disclosed.
Although several accidental deaths have occurred at the park, which has attracted more than 200 million visitors, it was the first slaying, Roth said.
The victim was taken to Palm General Hospital in Garden Grove where he died a short time later.