ARCADIA (CBSLA.com) — A man accused of killing his two teenage nephews in their Arcadia home and then fleeing the country was arrested in Hong Kong, authorities said.
Deyun Shi, 44, was arrested at the Hong Kong airport after arriving on a Cathay Pacific flight from Los Angeles, the FBI said.
Shi was named as a suspect after his two nephews, William and Anthony Lin, ages 15 and 16, were found dead inside their home on Thursday in the 400 block of Fairview Avenue, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.
Their bodies were not discovered until Friday morning by their parents, who thought they were safe asleep in their beds.
Shi is also wanted for allegedly attacking his wife with an ax Thursday night in La Cañada Flintridge because she wanted a divorce.
According to deputies, the victims’ parents were visiting the suspect’s wife at a hospital the night their sons were killed.
Deputies say the boys’ mother discovered their bodies. They suffered blunt force trauma, according to a press release by the sheriff’s department.
Investigators said Shi took a flight to China that was expected to land about 11 p.m. Friday. Authorities found his car at Los Angeles International Airport.
On Saturday, the Arcadia Unified School District released a statement of condolence to the family of the slain teens.
“The Arcadia Unified School District family offers our deepest condolences to the Lin family, their friends and loved ones. We are beyond saddened to learn of the death of the Lin brothers, William and Anthony, who attended Arcadia High School. The loss of William and Anthony will be felt by the thousands of students, staff, friends and family that loved and knew them well in our tight-knit community. We know our community will stand united as we go through this unthinkable tragedy together. We ask everyone to please respect the Lin family’s privacy during this extremely difficult time.”