CYPRESS (CBSLA.com) — The Orange County coroner Sunday identified the man found dead inside a Cypress home after a fire was extinguished.
Steve Taylor, 20, of Long Beach was identified as the deceased.
Taylor was involved in a brief standoff with Cypress police after they answered a call about a suspicious and shirtless man throwing a large butcher-style knife in a park.
When police arrived to the scene, witnesses said Taylor fled.
He broke into a home and before police could get him out, witnesses said flames broke out at in the home — located in the 11000 block of Panay Street — just after 7:35 a.m.
The home’s residents are reportedly vacationing in Europe, according to neighbors.
Police did not say if they recovered a knife out of the home.
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