Authorities have arrested and jailed Woodside resident Pooroushasb "Peter" Parineh on suspicion of murder in the April 13 shooting death of his wife, Parima Parineh, in the couple's home at 50 Fox Hill Road.
Mr. Parineh, 64, was arrested in Sunnyvale at about 3 p.m. Thursday (June 17) and later booked into the Maguire Correctional Facility in Redwood City, according to a statement from the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office.
Mr. Parineh is the only suspect and is likely in jail on a no-bail status, given the seriousness of the charges, Detective Sergeant Bryan Raffaelli told The Almanac.
Medics found Ms. Parineh dead in the couple's bedroom with no signs in the house of forced entry. She was 56 and had been shot several times, Lt. Ray Lunny said. Mr. Parineh allegedly told authorities that his wife had shot herself.
After an autopsy, investigators dismissed the suicide allegation and determined that Ms. Parineh had been murdered. The evidence and other information discovered in the investigation led to Mr. Parineh being a prime suspect, Lt. Lunny said.
If the District Attorney's Office files charges against Mr. Parineh, he could appear in court on Monday, June 21, said Chief Deputy District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe.
Anyone with information about the case is asked to contact Detective Hector Acosta at (650) 363-4084 or Detective Saul Lopez at (650) 363-4347. Those who wish to remain anonymous may call (800) 547-2700.
Bay City News Service contributed to this report.