Concord – On Monday, May 16, 2016, at 2:36 AM, CPD officers responded to Newhall Park for the report of a body in the pond at that location. A person in the park saw the body and called the police. Upon arrival, officers found an adult female in the water. They pulled her from the water and determined she was deceased.
Major Crimes Unit Detectives were called out and assumed the investigation. It was determined that the female was the victim of a homicide. She has been identified as 25-year-old Concord resident Poinsettia Parks.
Detectives have identified 26-year-old Erick Lamar Nelson as a suspect in this case. There is currently a warrant for Nelson’s arrest and he should be considered armed and dangerous. Nelson is described as a black male adult, 6’1”, 185 pounds with black hair and brown eyes. Nelson was known to the victim.
Detectives are also trying to locate a black, four door 2003 Kia Spectra with CA license plate 5ENY919. Nelson may be in possession of this vehicle.
If Nelson or the Kia are seen, please do not approach and immediately call 911. Anyone with information about his case is asked to call Detective Greg Pardella at (925) 603-5922. Anyone wishing to remain anonymous may call the Concord Police Department Tip-Line at (925)-603-5836.