September 24 2021 03:30 pm

Wanted parolee arrested after woman found dead in burning Land Park home

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The Land Park Community Association claimed before Friday’s homicide and fire, suspect Troy Davis had been seen on neighborhood surveillance cameras “knocking on doors late at night and committing sexual acts.”

The community organization also said a public safety meeting will be held in October with Sacramento County Deputy District Attorney Monica Robinson to go over safety tips on protecting homes and businesses.


Original story below:

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (KTXL) — Sacramento police arrested a wanted parolee Sunday after a woman was found dead in a burning Land Park home.

The Sacramento Fire Department was called to a home on 11th Avenue near 22nd Street Friday for a house fire.

Inside the house, police said firefighters found a 61-year-old woman who had been killed.

Police said information gathered by detectives and arson investigators, as well as provided by community members, led them to 51-year-old Troy Davis. By Saturday, he was arrested for a parole violation and unrelated felony warrants. Booking information shows felony and misdemeanor charges related to vehicle theft and narcotics possession.

The following day, Sacramento police said Davis was charged in connection to the house fire and the woman’s death. He has since been booked into the Sacramento County Main Jail for murder, arson, burglary, sexual assault and malicious maiming of animals.

The victim has not been identified, but police said she did not know Davis.

He is set to appear in court Tuesday afternoon.

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