(AP) - Sacramento police say a family friend is the suspect in a weekend triple homicide that killed a pastor and her two grandsons.
Sgt. Bryce Heinlein said Tuesday that 52-year-old Jerod Watson was in a relationship with Twanna Lucas, who returned home Saturday to find her mother and adult sons dead in a housing complex.
He has not been arrested. Police said he is armed and considered extremely dangerous.
Heinlein couldn't say how investigators linked him to the slayings of 68-year-old Christine Lucas, 23-year-old Marquise Brown and 20-year-old James Ferrell. Officials previously said Ferrell was 19.
He says Lucas was stabbed to death and one grandson was fatally slashed. The autopsy hasn't been completed on the other man.
Lucas was a pastor at Gloryland Revival Center International Ministries with her husband.
The Sacramento Police Department encourages any witnesses with information regarding this suspect or the homicide he was involved in to contact the dispatch center at (916) 264-5471 or Crime Alert at (916) 443-HELP (4357) or submit an anonymous tip using the free “P3 Tips” smartphone app. Callers can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.