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California man wanted in deaths of his mother and grandfather, sheriff says

Authorities are searching for Rahmad Kerel Parke after his 58-year-old mother and his 90-year-old grandfather were found dead at their Fresno home last week.

A California man is wanted after his mother and his grandfather were found dead last week, and a reward has been offered to help find him. 

The man, Rahmad Kerel Parke, 25, was identified as the suspect in the killings of his mother, Melba Abdelaziz, 58, and her father, Mel Abdelaziz, 90, the Fresno County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release

Rahmad Kerel Parke.Fresno County Sheriff's Office

Deputies responded Jan. 6 to a call about an injured person in the 5100 block of East Tulare Avenue in Fresno.

The grandfather’s body was found in the front yard of the home, and the mother was discovered dead inside the home.

The two lived together, as she was providing medical care for her father, who was a church pastor for 70 years, the sheriff’s office said. 

Parke fled, the sheriff’s office said.

Authorities did not specify how they died or suggest a motive.

Detectives are asking for information from anyone who may have seen Parke or know where he may be staying. A $3,000 reward has been offered by Valley Crime Stoppers for information leading to an arrest.

Parke may be transient, and he is known to frequent Fresno and Los Angeles County, specifically the areas of Santa Monica, Van Nuys and Sherman Oaks, officials said. 

“If located, the public should not approach Parke. Instead, call law enforcement immediately," the sheriff's office said.

Parke is described as 5 feet, 10 inches tall, 185 pounds, with brown eyes and black hair. He may have facial hair, authorities said. 

Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact Detective Jose Diaz at (559) 600-8204 or (559) 448-7089 or Valley Crime Stoppers at (559) 498-7867 or www.valleycrimestoppers.org.