Human remains found in backyard of North Carolina home of demon-named SF native

Pazuzu Illah Algarad

Pazuzu Illah Algarad

A San Francisco native named for a Mesopotamian demon has been accused of murdering two people and burying them in shallow graves in the backyard of his North Carolina home, according to the Forsyth County Sheriff's Office.

Pazuzu Illah Algarad, 35, and his wife, Amber Nicole Burch, 24, were arrested Oct. 5 at their home at 2749 Knob Hill Drive in Clemmons, N.C., where sheriff's investigators served a search warrant and discovered the skeletal remains of two men.

Algarad, according to his Facebook profile, was a San Francisco native and attended Sonoma Valley High School.

The two victims were identified by the Forsyth County Sheriff's Office as Joshua Fredrick Wetzler and Tommy Dean Welch.

Wetzler and Welch were both reported missing in 2009. Wetzler's car was found abandoned in Winston-Salem sometime around his 32nd birthday in March of that year. Welch disappeared while walking from his brother's house to his own home in October, when he was 31.

A third suspect, identified as Krystal Nicole Matlock, 28, of Winston-Salem, was also arrested in connection with the crime and accused of being an accessory after the fact to murder. She was booked into jail on $250,000 bail.

Algarad and Burch are each charged with one count of murder and one count of accessory after the fact to murder, according to the Sheriff's Office. They were both booked into jail without bail.Bay Area NewsCrimeCrime & CourtsdemonNorth CarolinaPazuzu Illah Algarad

If you find our journalism valuable and relevant, please consider joining our Examiner membership program.
Find out more at www.sfexaminer.com/join/

Just Posted

Outdoor dining, as seen here at Mama’s on Washington Square in North Beach in September, is expected to resume in San Franisco this week. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
SF to reopen outdoor dining, personal services

San Francisco will allow outdoor dining and other limited business activity to… Continue reading

City College of San Francisco Board member Alan Wong (Courtesy photo)
CCSF board member tests positive for COVID-19 after National Guard deployment

Alan Wong spent eight days in Sacramento protecting State Capitol before Inauguration Day

Patients line up in their cars to receive a shot at The City’s first mass COVID-19 vaccination site at City College of San Francisco on Friday, Jan. 22, 2021. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Legislation would require SF to create a public COVID-19 vaccine plan — fast

San Francisco’s Department of Public Health would have to come up with… Continue reading

Ian Jameson (center) organized a group of tenant rights activists and assembled at the El Monte City Hall to demand that the City Council there pass an eviction moratorium barring all evictions during the coronavirus pandemic on Sunday, March 29, 2020. (Jason Armond / Los Angeles Times)
California would extend eviction protections to June 30 under proposal

Legislation released Monday would also subsidize rent for low-income tenants

William DeMeritt appears in Marin Theatre Co. and Round House Theatre’s timely production of “The Catastrophist.” (Courtesy Marin Theatre Co.)
Marin Theatre’s ‘Catastrophist’ couldn’t be more relevant

‘Review’ takes on New York art world, post 9/11

Most Read