Son Sought for Parents' Slay in S.I. Bloodbath: Cops

Prime suspect still at large, police say

By Glenn Zimmerman and Jennifer Millman
|  Thursday, Oct 21, 2010  |  Updated 4:01 PM EDT
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A 30-year-old man with a history of mental problems allegedly killed his parents in a violent rage, leaving a bloodbath at the couple's home in Staten Island that responders described as a scene out of a horror movie.

Police responded to a 911 call at a home on Poillon Avenue just after 8:30 p.m. last night and found two victims unconscious and unresponsive, with numerous stab wounds.

A source close to the investigation told NBCNewYork the weapon appears to be a knife or other sharp object.

The victims, identified as 61-year-old Arthur Bellucci and his 56-year-old wide Marian, were pronounced dead at the scene. The couple's daughter, who reportedly recently moved out of the home to live with relatives after being disturbed by her brother's behavior, made the gruesome discovery when she went to check in after not hearing from her parents for a few days. 

Cops still haven't been able to track down the couple's 30-year-old son Eric, who remains the prime suspect in his parents' deaths. A neighbor whose son went to high school with Eric confirmed he had a history of mental illness and had gotten involved with drugs.

Police reportedly had been called to the Bellucci's home on multiple occasions because of Eric's volatile behavior.

The son's car was spotted at Newark Liberty Airport and law-enforcement sources tell NBCNewYork he fled to Israel. Israel police, with help from NYPD units stationed in the area, are looking for him.

A family member who would not identify himself said the Belluccis are asking for privacy. "No one is going to talk," that unidentified relative told NBCNewYork.

The investigation is ongoing. Check back for details on this developing story.
 

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