REDONDO BEACH (CBS) — Police have named a person of interest in the murder of a mother and teenage daughter found dead Tuesday morning in a South Bay apartment.

Officials said they are looking for Jonathan Scott Chacon. He was described as 5-foot-seven-inches and 160 pounds. Chacon was thought to be driving a black 1996 convertible Mustang with California license plates 6CQF458. Police said he should be considered armed and dangerous.

Police said Chacon was dating one of the victims.

“I think it’s sad, it’s crazy. This is not an area where you would see that happening,” said nearby resident Selina Pedilla, who said the younger woman killed is a 19-year-old senior at Redondo Union High School. “Everyone was saying that she was a nice girl. I don’t think she had any problems.”

A concerned co-worker of one of the victims initially discovered the bodies and called police at about 10:15 a.m.

redondo beach murder Police Name Person Of Interest In Mother, Daughter Murder At Redondo Beach Apartment Complex

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Officers were dispatched to an apartment in the 1900 block of Rockefeller Lane and found the bodies of two adult females lying on the floor in the unit, Redondo Beach police said.

Authorities did not indicate whether a weapon was used but they said they believe the women were victims of foul play.

“I took a walk this morning — I did see blood on the street but I didn’t know at that point that it was blood,” neighbor Amy Sidrane said. “It’s creepy, it’s awful, it’s scary.”

The murders have caused alarm among neighbors who are wondering whether these women were targeted or if the suspect will strike again.

“Our concern is if there is someone out there that we need to be aware of or if it’s a known act of violence, whether it’s a known person to the victims,” neighbor Laurie Lara said. “Once we know that it will help.”

The women’s identities were not released.

Anyone with information about Chacon was asked to call the Redondo Beach Police Department.

Comments (8)
  1. Ashley says:

    the two women are mother and daughter I was told. The younger one is Courtney. My close friend is on her way out there. She is close with the family.

  2. rankin1 says:

    Chacon is in Tijuana with his 100’s of cousins.

  3. kevin @ easy reader news says:

    Here’s the story from the Redondo Beach newspaper

  4. A concerned citizen says:

    My condolences goes out to the family and friends of the mother and daughter. The mother and daughter that were interviewed (Lorie Lara and Selena Padilla) are BIG time criminals and are fugitives on the run. They were right in front of police and interviewed and no one noticed them. I wouldn’t be surprised if they knew who the murderer was. Lorie Lara AKA Eloise Rabago, Lorie Padilla, Lorie Lara Rabago, etc… is ALWAYS on the run and has a different address every 6-8 months. As you can see she was a little nervous and stumbling on what to say just to ACT the part of a normal citizen. I hope and pray they found the right sicko that committed this awful crime.

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