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Suspect in murder of Md. couple waives extradition

Scott Tomaszewski (left) is the suspect in the Mother's Day murder of Rockville, Maryland couple Julianne and Richard Vilardo (right).

CBS affiliate WUSA

ROCKVILLE, Md. -- The suspect arrested and charged in the double murder of a Maryland couple waived extradition in an Alaskan court on Monday, reported CBS affiliate WUSA.

Scott Tomaszewski, 31, is being held without bond and will be brought back to Montgomery County, Md., according to the station. He confessed to murdering Richard Vilardo, 65, and Julianne Vilardo, 67, who were found dead at their home by a relative on May 10, police say.

Alaskan authorities say Montgomery County officials will have to go to Alaska to take the suspect into custody. A judge will set a date to release Tomaszewski into Maryland custody, according to WUSA.

On Sunday, police announced that Tomaszewski was arrested on a cruise ship docked in Juneau, Alaska, based on a warrant from Maryland -- acquired after police found a possible link between the suspect and the couple. A burglary at the Vilardos's home 17 years ago and another recent burglary in the neighborhood over Easter weekend reportedly led investigators to Tomaszewski, police said.

During simultaneous searches of Tomaszewski's cabin on the ship and the home where he lived with his parents in Maryland authorities recovered evidence linking him to the Vilardo homicides, including blood-soaked money in his wallet, an official told reporters on Sunday.

After he was questioned by Montgomery County detectives, Tomaszewski allegedly confessed, according to previous reports.

Authorities say Tomaszewski will likely be brought back to Maryland next week to be arraigned in District Court in Rockville, reports WUSA.