Crime & Courts

Two Algonquin residents dead in suspected domestic violence incident, police say

Arrest warrant has been issued for 36-year-old Maxim Parnov on two counts of concealing a homicidal death

Police investigate at the residence of 408 La Fox River Drive on Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2021, in Algonquin. The bodies of a man and a woman were found about noon Wednesday after a well-being check on La Fox River Drive the day before, according to Algonquin police.

Foul play is suspected in the deaths of an Algonquin man and woman whose bodies were found about noon Wednesday, Algonquin police said.

An arrest warrant has been issued for Maxim Parnov, 36, on two counts of concealing a homicidal death, and Algonquin police said they were looking for him as a “person of interest.” Additional charges against Parnov are pending, according to a news release.

The Algonquin Police Department on Tuesday afternoon responded to the 400 block of La Fox River Drive for a well-being check on two Algonquin residents, according to a news release. Police started an investigation after they were unable to contact the residents on Tuesday.

The bodies of a man and woman matching their description were found about noon Wednesday, according to the release.

The cause of death has not be determined, however the Algonquin Police Department said the “circumstances surrounding the deaths suggest that foul play is suspected.”

The incident is “suspected to be domestic violence related” and no threat to the general public has been identified, police said.

Maxim Parnov

Parnov was thought to be driving a black 2006 Lexus Sedan with Illinois license plates bearing CE37406. The Algonquin Police Department asks anyone having information regarding the investigation or Parnov’s whereabouts to call them at (847) 658-4531.

The McHenry County Coroner’s Office will release the identities of the two people and is tasked with determining cause of death, Algonquin police said.

One of the neighbors, Jeremy Dunn, said police had come by knocking on people’s doors Tuesday night.

“It’s pretty rare” for this much activity to happen in the area, Dunn said.

“It’s usually pretty quiet,” he said.

John Van Antwerp, who lives on the same block, also said not a lot happens in the neighborhood.

It was Van Antwerp’s dogs who let him know about the police presence in the area, as they started barking late at night Tuesday.

“They were really nice,” he said of the people who lived in the house police were investigating Tuesday. Although Van Antwerp didn’t speak to them often, a woman who lived in the house gave him boulders once, which Van Antwerp used to protect his yard from flooding.

The McHenry County Major Crimes Assistance Team is assisting the Algonquin Police Department with the investigation, according to the release.