LA VERNE (CBSLA.com) — A source with close ties to the family of Armie and Shirley Isom claims the slain couple received threats just weeks before their deaths.

The unidentified source told KCAL9’s Tom Wait the threats allegedly came from other relatives who wanted a piece of the Isoms’ fortune.

The pair was found unresponsive by a groundskeeper Dec. 26 in their large hilltop home in a gated community in the 300 block of Roughrider Road.

Armie Isom, 89, had a construction company and was a very successful real estate investor. He was transported to a hospital in critical condition and later died.

His 74-year-old wife was pronounced dead at the home. Both had sustained blunt force trauma and had been beaten and stabbed.

Newly obtained court documents obtained by CBS2 also show that the family was fending off multiple lawsuits from a former in-law.

Police have not named any suspects in the crime but are continuing to review evidence found and collected at the scene. A motive for the killings was also unknown.

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