4PM FRIDAY, DEC. 3 UPDATE
Maxin Parnov, the 36-year-old man wanted in connection with a double murder in Algonquin, was arrested Thursday in Wisconsin, according to media reports, and has now been charged with first-degree murder.
According to ABC7, Parnov was located in a home in Salem, WI, and taken into custody without incident by the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department just before 6:50 a.m. Thursday (Dec. 2, 2021).
According to an earlier news release from Algonquin Deputy Chief of Administration Ryan D. Markham, a McHenry County arrest warrant initially was issued for Parnov for two counts of Concealment of a Homicidal Death (720 ILCS 5/9-3.4), a Class 3 felony.
Today (Friday, Dec. 3, 2021), the McHenry County State’s Attorney’s Office approved four additional counts of first-degree murder.
McHenry County court documents allege that Parnov concealed two homicidal deaths of a man and woman with whom he reportedly had been living.
Prosecutors say he placed the body of Elviera Almen, 56, in a freezer and placed the body of Peter Almen, 64, in a wooden cabinet, then transported them in the back of a U-Haul to an undisclosed location.
Police originally responded sometime before the afternoon hours of Tuesday, Nov. 30, to a home in the 400 block of La Fox River Drive to check the well-being of male and female residents who had not been heard from.
Police were unable to find the residents and began an investigation.
At around noon Wednesday (Dec. 1, 2021), police said they found the bodies of two people matching the description of the missing man and woman but did not say where the bodies were located.
“Their cause of death has not been determined; However, the circumstances surrounding the deaths suggest foul play,” Markham said in the first news release.
Markham said positive identification of the decedents as well as the cause of death will be made by the McHenry County Coroner’s Office.
Parnov fled and was believed to be driving a black 2006 Lexus sedan with Illinois license plates bearing CE37406.
Anyone having information regarding this investigation is asked to contact the Algonquin Police Department at (847) 658-4531.
SOURCE: Algonquin Police Department news release