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Elk Grove Police: son arrested for killing parents

The Elk Grove Police Department announced today that they have arrested suspect for Friday’s double homicide. The victim’s son has been arrested.

The department issued the following press release

ARREST MADE IN DOUBLE HOMICIDE

ELK GROVE, CA – Detectives have arrested the victims’ adult son for the double homicide that occurred on Crosscourt Way.

 

Officers responded to the 9000 block of Crosscourt Way following a report of suspicious circumstances around 2:13 pm on Friday, June 28th. The reporting person, the victims’ son, 44-year-old Mark Navarrete, claimed to go to his parents’ house after several unsuccessful attempts to contact them. Upon entering the home, he discovered both his parents deceased inside.

 

Additionally, Navarrete told officers one of his parents’ vehicles was missing from their garage.

 

A canvass of the area revealed video footage of Navarrete parking a car a few blocks from his parents’ house. He then went to his parents’ house and later left in their car. Officers found the victims’ car a few blocks away, where Navarrete had initially parked his own car before going to his parents’ house.

 

Sunday morning, June 30th, detectives served a search warrant at Navarrete’s house, which led to the discovery of evidence related to the crimes. Navarrete was arrested and booked at the Main Jail on two counts of Murder (PC 187 (A)).

 

The Sacramento County Coroner Office will release the victims’ names following forensic identification.

 

We want to thank and highlight the cooperation of our community members in assisting with the investigation by providing video surveillance. It was through our community’s cooperation and assistance that we were able to make a timely arrest in this case. 

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