Authorities are now looking for a person of interest in connection to a fire engulfed two men late Monday morning.
Sheriff’s say they are looking for Abraham Felmley, a wanted parolee, because of an incident that happened several hours after the fire.
Homicide and arson investigators are looking into the fire, which started just after 11 a.m. Two men were found inside the home, with Metro Fire noting in an earlier release that the two could not be saved.
The fire was under control within 30 minutes.
About three hours later, however, authorities say that a reported carjacking has been linked back to the fire scene.
A man out fishing near Highway 152 in Merced told authorities that a man pulled up in a white pickup truck robbed him of his phone and keys at gunpoint. The car the suspect pulled up in was reported missing from the scene of the fire.
The man, identified later as Felmley, then drove off in the victim’s 1992 green Toyota Camry. Sheriff’s say they want to talk to Felmley because of his possession of the car taken from the scene of the fire.
Authorities are still looking into what caused the fire. The cause of death of the two men found dead has also not yet been determined. Sheriff’s note that they do not definitively know if the men died as a result of the fire or because of something else.
Anyone who knows where Felmley is asked to call the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department at (916) 874-5515.