A 37-year-old parolee is being sought on suspicion of killing the mother of his child in her Bay Point home Tuesday, Contra Costa County sheriff’s spokesman Jimmy Lee said today.Gary Costa is described as a white man about 5 feet 4 inches tall with red hair and green eyes. He weighs about 200 pounds and should be considered armed and dangerous.He was last seen driving a black 2009 Toyota Camry with California license plate No. 6GAF450 and is believed to be either in the Sacramento, Clearlake, Ukiah or Vallejo areas.Costa is believed to have killed 26-year-old Sarah Morgan inside her apartment in the 600 block of Medanos Loop. Although the motive for the killing is still unknown, investigators have said that Morgan and Costa had a relationship and have a child together, Lee said.Morgan was found dead inside her apartment shortly before 3 p.m. Tuesday after maintenance workers heard a fire alarm and entered the unit. Once inside, they found the fire sprinklers on and Morgan dead inside.Firefighters responded to the fire, but the sprinklers had mostly put it out before they arrived.Sheriff’s investigators determined that the killing was a homicide and the coroner’s office conducted an autopsy today, but officials were not releasing the cause of death.Please call the Fugitive Watch hot line at 1-800-9-CAUGHT (1-800-922-8448) or text us at 408-355-0999 or CLICK HERE to send a confidential email tip, if you any information that can help solve this crime.
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