Five slain in Sacramento rampage
Nikolay Soltys, a Ukrainian immigrant with no known criminal record, was being sought for the slayings of his wife, aunt and uncle, and two young cousins, Sacramento County sheriff's Sgt. James Lewis said.
"We want to get this guy off the streets as quickly as possible," he said.
Police called by a neighbor found the body of Soltys' 27-year-old wife at a home in North Highlands. The other victims the two adults, a 9-year-old girl and a 10-year-old boy were found at a home in Rancho Cordova, about 10 miles away.
Ukrainian immigrant Nikolay Soltys, 27, is a suspect in this morning's killing of five people.
Lewis said officers believe Soltys took his young son from the second home.
"It's really uncommon and it's alarming that he would be in such a fit of rage," Lewis said. "To carry that rage to a second scene, to a second location, really speaks to the amount of danger we're dealing with."
Language problems between relatives and police slowed the investigation.
"Everybody's Russian neighbors, relatives, everybody," Lewis said.
Sacramento, California's capital with 1.2 million people, is home to more than 50,000 immigrants from the former Soviet Union, mostly from Russia and Ukraine.
Oleg Bogush, a 19-year-old neighbor, said he has known Soltys since the suspect arrived from Ukraine more than a year ago.
"Almost anyone who lives in this area knows him," Bogush said, adding that Soltys was a quiet man. He also said Soltys' wife moved to the Sacramento area a few months ago with their child.