Crime

California Man Arrested, Suspected Of Double Homicide

| by Nicholas Roberts
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A California man suspected of killing his parents in their Sonoma County home was arrested on Nov. 23 by authorities in Mendocino County.

Nathan Alexander Wilson, 34, is the prime suspect in the slaying of both of his parents, David and Adrianne Wilson, in their home near the town of Sebastopol, according to ABC 7. Wilson reportedly lived in the house with both parents.

A relative of the Wilsons reportedly discovered the bodies of David, 60, and Adrianne, 66, with stab wounds around 9:30 a.m. on Nov. 23. The relative also said that they had seen Nathan near a shed on the property, covered in blood.  

By the time police arrived on the scene, Wilson was gone.  KCRA reports that a possible weapon was discovered inside the Wilsons' house.

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Wilson was arrested close to 4:30 p.m. on the same day.  He was discovered when his truck was seen, identified and tipped off to the police in Mendocino County, according to KCRA 3.

Mendocino County police found Wilson's truck without anybody inside, but a man fitting Wilson's description was later seen walking down a street in the city of Ukiah, and was approached by local police officers.  

Sheriff's Sgt. Cecile Focha said that when questioned, Wilson initially tried to lie about who he was, but was soon given away by his driver's license.

Wilson was arrested and taken to Mendocino County Jail, where he is currently awaiting extradition to Sonoma County.

Neighbor Gabriella Randazzo says that the incident has left her "flabbergasted" and very sad.  Another resident in the neighborhood, Ambrosia Thomson, was struck with disbelief at the incident.

"I'm very shocked," Thomson said. "This is a sleepy community, everybody knows each other, we kind of look out for each other."

The Press Democrat reported that friends of Wilson's family said that he had struggled with mental health issues in the past, but they were struggling to make sense of what happened that led to his parents' gruesome murder.

"There was absolutely no indication this could be in the future,” said Joel Hidahl, 62, of Forestville, whose son was reportedly friends with Nathan during high school.

Sources: ABC 7, KCRA 3, The Press Democrat / Photo Credit: Sonoma County Sheriff's Department via Twitter