Crime & Courts

Police: Person of interest in Algonquin homicide investigation in custody in Wisconsin

Algonguin police said Maxim Parnov, 36, is in custody of the Kenosha County Sheriff’s department, where he awaits extradition

Maxim Parnov

Maxim Parnov, who police had been searching for in connection with two Algonquin residents found dead this week, was arrested Thursday morning in Wisconsin, police said.

A criminal complaint filed in McHenry County court Wednesday identified the residents as Elvira and Peter M. Almen.

Neither the McHenry County Coroner’s Office nor McHenry County State’s Attorney Patrick Kenneally could be reached Thursday to provide additional details, including Parnov’s relationship to the Almens. The three lived at the same La Fox River Drive residence, records show.

Parnov is accused in the two-count criminal complaint of concealing two homicidal deaths by placing Elvira Almen’s body in a freezer and transporting it in the back of a U-Haul rental truck. He additionally is accused of placing Peter Almen in a wooden cabinet, which he then transported in the back of the rental truck, according to court documents.

Additional charges are pending, Algonquin police said in a news release Wednesday afternoon.

Members of the Algonquin Police Department earlier this week responded to a house in the 400 block of La Fox River Drive for a well-being check on the male and female residents who had not been heard from. After police were unable to contact them, they started an investigation.

Police investigate at the residence of 408 La Fox River Drive

Police said they found them at noon on Wednesday. Their cause of death has not been determined, but because of the circumstances surrounding the incident, it was investigated as a homicide, police said.

At this time, police said, this incident is suspected to be domestic violence-related, with no apparent threat to the general public.

A McHenry County arrest warrant was issued for Parnov on two counts of concealment of a homicidal death, a Class 3 felony.

Parnov was found at a residence in Salem, Wisconsin, and the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department took him into custody at 6:48 a.m Thursday, according to a news release. He is awaiting extradition back to Illinois.