Diamond Bar Man Arrested After Parents Killed in House Fire


A 33-year-old man sought for questioning in connection with the deaths of his parents who died in a house fire in Diamond Bar was taken into custody on Monday, authorities said Tuesday.

Ryan Michael Venti was taken into custody Monday night after neighbors reported seeing him loitering around the scene of the crime and called 9-1-1. Venti was taken into custody where homicide detectives interviewed him. 

"From the condition of the suspect it appears that he has been hiding in the surrounding hills and brush in an attempt to avoid capture," the Sheriff's Department said in a statement. 

Firefighters received a call about a house fire located on Crooked Creek Drive in the early morning hours on Friday where crews were able to knock down a blaze. Investigators discovered the bodies of Linda Venti, 66, and John Venti, 75. 

Venti, who authorities believe has mental health problems, was booked and held on $2,000,000 bail. 

A motive has not been determined, authorities said. 

Photo: Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department


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