Rahmad Parke, 25, is on the run after allegedly killing his mother and grandfather as police say he should not be approached if discovered and may be in Fresno, California
A man is on the run in California after allegedly killing his mother and grandfather, a church pastor, police say.
Rahmad Parke, 25, is being hunted by the Fresno County Sheriff’s Office after the bodies of Melba Abdelazis, 58, and Mel Abdelaziz, 90, were discovered in their home a week ago.
The sheriff’s office released a statement saying, “He may be temporary and is known to visit the City of Fresno and the County of Los Angeles.”
Investigators say they responded to the Abdelaziz home on January 6 after receiving a call about an injured person – only to find a deceased man in the front yard and a deceased woman inside the house.
The two were later identified as Parkes family members.
The sheriff’s office said, “The two lived together while she was providing medical care to her aging father, who had served as a church pastor for 70 years.”
Police, who are offering a $ 3,000 reward for information leading to an arrest, warn the public to “call law enforcement immediately” if they find Parke.
The bureau statement added, “In the course of the investigation, investigators determined that Rahmad Parke was responsible for the murder of these two individuals, who were his mother and grandfather.”
The explanation was not elaborated on.
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Police officials say Parke fled the scene and is asking the public not to contact Parke if he is discovered, and instead to call the police immediately.
The statement also states: “Detectives need information from anyone who may have seen him or know where he might be.”
Parke was described as 5 feet 10 inches tall, black, with brown eyes and black hair. Authorities added that he may have facial hair.
Investigators believe Parke is homeless and visiting the Santa Monica, Van Nuys and Sherman Oaks areas.