FRESNO, CA (KMJ) – The reward has been increased for the arrest of a man suspected of killing his mother and grandfather in Southeast Fresno.
Investigators believe on January 6, 2022, 25-year-old Rahmad Parke killed his 58-year-old mother
Melba Abdelaziz and 90-year-old grandfather Mel Abdelaziz at a home on Tulare by Peach.
Speaking during a news conference Friday at the Fresno County Sheriff’s Headquarters Ahonda Parke, Melba’s daughter, was one of the family members pleading for Rahmad to turn himself in.
Parke may be transient and is known to frequent the City of Fresno and Los Angeles County, specifically the communities of Santa Monica, Van Nuys and Sherman Oaks. Parke is described as black, 5’10”, 185 lbs. with brown eyes and black hair. He may have facial hair.
On the morning of Thursday, January 6th, 2022, deputies responded to a call of an injured person located at a home on the 5100 block of E. Tulare Ave. in Fresno. Deputies discovered a deceased man in the front yard and a deceased woman inside the home. They were identified as 90-year-old Mel Abdelaziz and his daughter, 58-year-old Melba Abdelaziz. The two lived together as she was providing medical care for her aging father who had served 70 years as a church pastor.
Detectives determined Rahmad Parke was responsible for killing these two people, then fled the scene of the crime.
Detectives need information from anyone who may have seen him or knows where he may be staying. If located, the public should not approach Parke. Instead, call law enforcement immediately.
Valley Crime Stoppers has increased the reward to $5,000 for any tips leading to his arrest.
Anyone with information about this case is asked to please contact Detective Jose Diaz at (559) 600-8204 or (559) 448-7089. You may submit a tip at (559) 498-7867 or www.valleycrimestoppers.org You will remain anonymous. Reference case # 22-204.
Listen to the report by KMJ’s Liz Kern.