CLEMMONS, N.C. — Newly-released video shows inside a North Carolina man’s home where the skeletal remains of two men were found buried in the backyard last month.
Pazuzu Algarad, 35, is accused of killing a man and burying him in the backyard on Knob Hill Drive in July of 2009. His self-proclaimed wife, Amber Burch, 24, is also accused of killing another man. Both suspects are accused of helping each other bury the bodies of the two men.
Algared and Burch have both been charged with first-degree murder and accessory after the fact of first-degree murder.
The rooms and hallways inside Algarad’s home are blanketed in trash and animal carcasses. The walls are spray-painted in graffiti, covered in mold and lined with hundreds of satanic photos and drawings.
The victims were identified as 37-year-old Joshua Fredrick Wetzler and 36-year-old Tommy Dean Welch.
According to a friend of Burch, Algarad, a self-proclaimed “devil worshiper,” claimed to get a high from eating the “still-beating heart” of a sacrificial animal and bragged openly about having killed two prostitutes.
Last month a front-end loader scooped up tires, lawn mowers and other debris from outside the home. Burch’s friend spoke about conditions inside the house that were so bad she thought she might vomit.
When the friend first arrived to visit Burch in 2009, Algarad was completely naked and never put on any clothes during the visit. The excrement on the floor might have been both animal and human, the friend said.
“He was on all kinds of drugs and would drink when I got there,” she said. “I’m pretty sure I witnessed him peeing in the corner.”
The friend said Algarad’s behavior was “very sexual, very provocative.”
Walking into the house, trying not to step in excrement, Burch’s friend observed Satanic sayings written on the walls and filthy dishes piled up with “bugs crawling all over them.”
Krystal Matlock, 28, of Winston-Salem, was also arrested in connection with the case. Her warrants allege that she helped Algarad bury an unidentified male in his backyard sometime between June and August of 2009.
Based on the arrest warrants, it appears that investigators believe that in July of 2009 Algarad killed Wetzler and that Burch helped him bury that body. In October 2009, investigators say, Burch killed Welch, and Algarad helped her with the burial.
After nearly a month, investigators with the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office and the State Bureau of Investigation released the house to the owner, Cynthia James, who is Algarad’s mother and who lived in the house with Algarad and Burch. But James cannot live in the house because it has been declared unfit for human habitation and must meet with county housing officials about how to make repairs to the house or else it might be condemned.
Algared’s next court appearance is April 30, 2015.