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Son charged after parents die in California house fire

November 6, 2018

DIAMOND BAR, Calif. (AP) — A man whose parents were found dead after a Southern California house fire has been booked on murder charges.

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said Tuesday that 33-year-old Ryan Venti is being held on $2 million bail in the death of his parents last week.

The bodies of John and Linda Venti and their dog were found in a bedroom after the fire was doused at the family’s home in Diamond Bar on Friday.

Ryan Venti was arrested Monday night after neighbors called 911 to report seeing him at the home.

Based on his physical appearance, investigators say they believe he has been hiding in the surrounding hills and brush since Friday.

It’s unclear whether Venti has an attorney. Deputies say the motive is unclear.

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