The search for a man suspected of fatally stabbing his parents inside their home southwest of Sebastopol came to an end in Mendocino County Monday afternoon after an hours-long manhunt.
Nathan Wilson, 34, was apprehended at about 4:30 p.m. after Mendocino County deputies found his truck abandoned along Tomki Road in the Redwood Valley area and Ukiah police officers found him walking nearby, Sonoma County Sheriff's Sgt. Cecile Focha said.
Focha said Wilson was taken into custody without incident. He is suspected of murdering his parents with a sharp object, authorities said. The victims were identified as Wilson’s parents, David Wilson and Adrianne Chapin.
Wilson at first lied to officers about his name, but Ukiah police officers were able to identify him by the California driver’s license in his pocket, Focha said.
Wilson lived on the property with his parents and was last seen near a shed there, according to Focha.
Authorities were first notified about an incident on Sexton Road at about 9:30 a.m. "A man called our dispatch center stating that he thought his nephew had just killed his brother and sister-in-law," authorities said in a statement. "The man had seen the couple on the floor inside the house covered with blood, as well as his nephew covered in blood."
When they arrived, deputies found two people unresponsive inside the home, authorities said. Both "suffered multiple wounds from a sharp object." Both victims were declared dead at the scene.
Police said a possible weapon was found inside the house.
Wilson is being held in the Mendocino County Jail as he awaits extradition to Sonoma County to face charges, Focha said.
Bay City News contributed information to this report.