Los Angeles County – A man suspected of killing his two teenage nephews in Arcadia was caught in Hong Kong on Saturday, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.
Deyun Shi, 44, boarded a Cathay Pacific plane after he allegedly beat his 15- and 16-year-old nephews to death at a home in the 400 block of Fairview Avenue, according to sheriff’s officials, who said he was going to Beijing, China.
He was taken into custody by local authorities after his flight arrived in Hong Kong on Saturday, a news release from the department stated.
His capture was announced less than 24 hours after the bodies of the two boys were discovered in the Arcadia home by their mother, according to the Sheriff’s Department.
The victims had sustained blunt force trauma, investigators said. They were identified late Saturday night by the L.A. County coroner’s office as William Lin, 16, and Anthony Lin, 15.
Based on preliminary information, detectives believed the homicides were likely linked to a domestic dispute between the suspect and his estranged wife.
Shi learned at a court hearing on Thursday that his wife was seeking a divorce and had filed a restraining order against him, said sheriff’s Lt. Eddie Hernandez.