A 31-year-old man accused of killing two women in central California was arrested in Kansas days later, authorities said Tuesday.

Alameda County Sheriff's Office said Howard Reed, of San Lorenzo, is suspected of fatally shooting 32-year-old Jingwei "Melanie" Zhang and 38-year-old Dorothy Mak on or around May 1. All three lived together.

Investigators in California put out an alert for Reed and his vehicle on May 4 after deputies found the victims' bodies during a welfare check. 

"Reed was taken into custody days later by the Kansas Highway Patrol (KHP), who received a License Plate Reader hit on his vehicle," the sheriff's office said.

Reed was jailed in Leavenworth County until he was returned to California on Tuesday to face murder charges. 

"We are immensely proud of the incredible work of our personnel assigned to patrol, Investigations, and the Crime Lab. We want to thank KHP, the Leavenworth County Sheriff's Office, and the Kansas Bureau of Investigations for your assistance in this case," the Alameda County Sheriff's Office said.
San Lorenzo, California is south of Oakland.