Woman’s body found in pond at Concord park, suspect identified

CONCORD (KRON) — Police in Concord are investigating a homicide Monday morning after a woman’s body was found in a pond at a park.

Officers found the body at around 2:36 a.m. at the Newhall Park located at 1351 Newhall Parkway, according to police.

The body was found floating near the edge of the duck pond, police said.

Police have identified the woman who died as 25-year-old Concord resident Poinsettia Parks. Detectives have identified 26-year-old Erick Lamar Nelson as a suspect in this case.

26-year-old Erick Lamar Nelson
26-year-old Erick Lamar Nelson


He is considered armed and dangerous, police said.

Nelson is described as a black male adult, 6 feet 1 inch tall, 185 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes. Nelson was known to the victim, police said.

Detectives are also trying to find a black, four door 2003 Kia Spectra with California license plate 5ENY919. Nelson may be in possession of this vehicle, according to police.

Police have the park closed off as they investigate the homicide.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to call Detective Greg Pardella at (925) 603-5922. Anyone wishing to remain anonymous can call the Concord Police Department Tip-line at (925) 603-5836

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Suspect car
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