A man who walked away from a prison camp in Carson City, Nevada, is now the prime suspect in a murder that occurred in California this week.
Jonathan Collin Autry, 34, was serving up to five years in prison for financial-related crimes. He escaped from the Stewart Conservation Camp on March 21, according to the Sacramento County Sheriff's Office.
On Tuesday afternoon, a citizen requested a welfare check on a resident in a Sacramento apartment. Deputies weren’t able to get an answer at the door.
After persistent checking, they determined that an adult man, later identified as Autry, was inside the home. He refused to come to the door, according to police.
Eventually, police got to him inside the home and Autry was combative when they tried to detain him.
Once deputies entered the house, they found the homeowner deceased in the residence, according to police. The manner of death and the victim’s identity has not yet been released.
Detectives collected evidence and spoke to witnesses for several hours, police say. Investigators determined Autry had recently walked away from the prison camp.