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Coroner identifies body found in burned Idaho house

October 24, 2017

MERIDIAN, Idaho (AP) — The Ada County Coroner’s Office has identified a body recovered from the remains of a Meridian house that burned and killed two other people.

The body is that of Pavel Lorenzo Florea, according to the coroner’s office. Officials are not releasing the cause of Florea’s death because Boise police are investigating the fire.

Florea is believed to have invaded the house the night of Sept. 27, the Idaho Press-Tribune reported .

Authorities said the suspect engaged police in an armed standoff before retreating into the house. The family inside called police and locked themselves in a bedroom. Within a few minutes, the house was on fire.

One of the residents, Scott McAlister, was flown to a burn unit in Salt Lake City, where he died the next day. McAlister’s mother, Carmen Abbott, who was visiting that night, died in the fire. His wife, Lily McAlister, was pulled out of a window and survived.

Police previously said they believed the suspect also died in the fire.

Florea was serving five years of supervised probation stemming from a felony domestic violence conviction in 2014, according to Idaho Repository online records.

He violated parole this year by not responding to calls, texts and emails from his probation officer, according to a petition for probation violation filed in 3rd Judicial District Court by Canyon County Senior Probation and Parole Officer Ronald Mesler on June 12.

The petition also claims Florea acknowledged using methamphetamine for about a month, and a urine sample tested positive for the drug.

The petition also says Florea only completed 24 sessions of the required 52-week batterer’s treatment program.

“The probationer is on probation for a violent crime,” Mesler wrote. “Given those circumstances he may present a danger to public safety.”

The court had granted the warrant for Florea’s arrest.


Information from: Idaho Press-Tribune, http://www.idahopress.com

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