According to police, actor Johnny Lewis, who had a supporting role in the TV show "Sons of Anarchy," was found dead on Wednesday in a Los Angeles neighborhood where he was suspected of murdering an 81-year-old woman from whom he may have been renting a room.

Police replied to a call on Wednesday morning about a screaming woman in the affluent Los Feliz section and found Catherine Davis dead in her home, Los Angeles Police Department spokesman Officer Cleon Joseph claimed.

Joseph revealed that Lewis, 28, who had been released from jail five days earlier, was also dead in the home's driveway after either falling or jumping from the roof.

The officer told the circumstances around the deaths are still under investigation. "Detectives believe that he may have committed the murder," Joseph quoted as saying, adding that the motive was unclear.

It has to be noted that Lewis pleaded guilty in a Los Angeles-area court last month to assault with a deadly weapon, District Attorney's Office spokeswoman Jane Robison revealed. In a different case, he also pleaded no contest to attempted burglary, Robison claimed.

Lewis was sentenced to jail in both cases. He was released from jail last Friday, county records showed.

It was unclear on Thursday why he was released on that date and how much of his sentence had been served.

Kurt Sutter, creator of "Sons of Anarchy", said in a statement that Lewis' passing was a "tragic end for an extremely talented guy, who unfortunately had lost his way."

"I wish I could say that I was shocked by the events last night, but I was not," Sutter quoted as saying. "I am deeply sorry that an innocent life had to be thrown into his destructive path."

R.I.P Johnny Lewis

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