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Police Identify Victims Found Dead Inside Pico Rivera Home

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PICO RIVERA (CBS/AP) — Authorities say a man arrested on suspicion of assault may have killed his mother and brother in Pico Rivera.

KNX 1070’s Ed Mertz Reports

Los Angeles County Sheriff’s spokesman Steve Whitmore said Sunday that Martha Garcia, 78, was stabbed and her 52-year-old son, Jorge Gustavo Garcia, was bludgeoned to death. Both bodies were found Saturday night in the same home.

A third victim, another brother, had called 911 to report he had been beaten by his brother.

Whitmore says the suspect was initially arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon. After the bodies were found, detectives began a murder investigation. No murder charges have been filed.

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