Inside the 'Satanist' House in North Carolina Murder Case: Animal Remains, 'Blood-Like' Markings

Video released by authorities documents horrific conditions at the home of suspects in two North Carolina murders


As the black door affixed with the image of a human skull and the words “Evil Will Triumph” opens, a world of filth, graffiti-covered walls and animal remains is revealed inside the home of two people accused in a pair of North Carolina murders with suspected Satanic overtones.

“I don’t believe any of my hoarding cases will match with this one,” says code officer Ken Nelson of the Forsyth County Housing and Community Development Department from behind the camera. He’s speaking in a 9½-minute video of the property shared with PEOPLE by the department. (Warning: Video contains disturbing imagery.)

This was the home of Pazuzu Illah Algarad, 35, and the woman he described on Facebook as his wife, Amber Nicole Burch, 24, who both were charged with murder after the discovery last month of skeletal remains in the backyard at 2749 Knob Hill Drive in Clemmons, North Carolina.

Authorities later identified the victims as Joshua Wetzler, 32, and Tommy Welch, 31, both missing since 2009. Police also arrested a third person, Krystal Matlock, 28, as an accessory after the fact.

In the video, the code officer steps carefully into rooms and halls strewn with trash, and past walls and ceilings covered with tattered pictures and spray-painted symbols.

An accompanying report documents health hazards that include “broken glass and sharp instruments everywhere,” along with “hundreds of flies dead and alive,” “decayed animal parts and remains,” “animal cages with carcasses,” and a “dried blood-like substance” on the walls.

As the code officer wrote after his inspection: “There are many reasons why this home does not qualify for human habitation.”

Algarad, formerly known as John Lawson, had legally changed his name to reference a demon in The Exorcist and sported “666” tattoos along with teeth filed into spikes. A neighbor, Keith Bryson, previously told PEOPLE, “He told me he practiced Satanism.”

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