FAIRFIELD (CBS13) — The Solano County Sheriff’s Department has accused a man of starting the Markley Fire that killed two people.
Vacaville resident Victor Serriteno was arrested back in September after the body of a missing woman was found in Stebbins Cold Canyon. He has been in police custody ever since.
Wednesday, the Solano County Sheriff’s Department says he is to blame for the Markley Fire that happened in the summer of 2020. It’s just one of several wildfires that made up the devastating LNU complex
“I’d like to ring his neck. They have no idea what all of us has been through. We were there for 30 years,” said Ken Albers.
Ken and his wife Marci Albers’ home burned to the ground last summer.
“I lost everything of my parents and I have no relatives. I’m an only child,” Marci said. “I have not one picture of my parents left. He took some lives away too.”
Leon Bone, 64, and Douglas Mai, 84, both lived on Pleasant Valley Road and perished in the Mackey Fire.
“I don’t even have words. It is a tragedy. Human life being taken,” said Solano County resident Karen Canepa.
Serriteno allegedly set the fire in order to hide the body of Priscilla Castro. The fire then burned out of control, resulting in more than 30,000 acres burned across Solano County. Two other people, 64-year-old Leon Bone and 82-year-old Douglas Mai, also died as a result of the fire.
Serriteno is facing several charges, including murder and arson.
More: @SolanoSheriff says Victor Serriteno was attempting to cover up the body of a woman he allegedly murdered. That fire resulted in more than 30,000 acres burned in #solanocounty @CBSSacramento #markleyfire #lnucomplexfire
— Laura Haefeli (@LauraHaefeli) April 28, 2021
“You can’t help but be angry at him,” said Ken.
This was the result of a months-long investigation involving several agencies, including Cal Fire and Vacaville PD.