A body found in a Huntington Beach park Tuesday is believed to be that of a 32-year-old parolee wanted in connection with an arson fire that killed two relatives, authorities said. He is also suspected of carjacking a victim in Merced.
The body believed to be that of Abraham Felmley was one of two bodies that were found in Bartlett Park by a passerby, Huntington Beach Police said. Both bodies had gunshot wounds, and police were investigating the possibility of a murder-suicide.
Felmley was a parolee-at-large who had failed to report to his required parole supervision, correctional authorities told the Sacramento Bee. He was convicted of domestic abuse in 2007 and had served repeated stints in state prison.
Late Tuesday, California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation spokesman Luis Patino told The Times that Felmley was a parolee but said he did not have his prison records readily available.
Felmley is suspected of sparking a fire south of Sacramento on Monday that killed two men, one in his 80s and the other in his 60s, authorities said.
The bodies of the victims were found about 11 a.m. after firefighters had knocked down the blaze. Both men were related to Felmley, according to Sgt. Jason Ramos of the Sacramento County Sheriff's Department.
About four hours later, Felmley is suspected of pulling out a gun and carjacking a man who was fishing in Merced. He took off in the victim's 1992 Green Toyota Camry, according to authorities.
Detectives in Sacramento County pieced together evidence from the two crimes and put out an alert for Felmley.
"He was in the wind. We were looking for him," Ramos told The Times.
He said Felmley had relatives in Southern Calfiornia. Felmley was believed to have been injured in the arson fire, Ramos said, and investigators were waiting for a positive identification from the Orange County coroner's office.