CLEMMONS, N.C. -- A man charged with murder after skeletal remains of two people were found buried in shallow graves in his backyard Sunday is also on probation for a shooting case back in 2010.
Pazuzu Illah Algarad, 35, and Amber Nicole Burch, 24, both of 2749 Knob Hill Drive in Clemmons, were arrested Sunday after the remains were found.
The identities of the victims have not yet been released, but investigators say the deceased did not previously live at the residence.
The skeletal remains were found as authorities were searching the property, executing a search warrant, according to deputies. Authorities say this is not the first time a search warrant has been issued for the back yard. But without concrete evidence, deputies did not know where to look.
Both suspects were home at the time of their arrest, along with two other people, one of whom lived with the suspects. Their identities were not released. Officials would not comment on their knowledge of the murders.
Deputies confirmed no minors were at the home.
The skeletal remains were taken to Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center for further examination and positive identification.
Both suspects have been charged with one count each of murder and accessory after the fact to murder and placed in the Forsyth County Detention Center with no bond, according to deputies.
Algarad is on probation for a 2012 conviction of accessory after the fact, according to the N.C. Department of Public Safety’s database.
Algarad was charged with accessory after the fact of involuntary manslaughter in connection with the shooting death of Joseph Emmrick Chandler, a Clemmons man whose body was found at Donnaha Park in June of 2010.
Nicholas Pasquale Rizzi of Lewisville was charged with involuntary manslaughter in connection with the death.