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Man kills wife, daughter, then self in South Bay, L.A. police say

Map shows location of Sunday's killings in purple, as well as nearby homicides, in red, since January 2007. Click for more details on The Times’ interactive Homicide Report.

A man jumped to his death from a San Pedro building Sunday after killing his wife and daughter at their Harbor City home, Los Angeles police said.

Paramedics were called to a home in the 25200 block of South Petroleum Avenue about 10 a.m. Sunday, where they found two women dead in the front of the residence, said Officer Karen Rayner of the Los Angeles Police Department.

A police perimeter was set up at the location, west of the 110 Freeway, after initial concerns that there might be an armed person or more victims inside the home, but a suspect was not located.

About 11:30 a.m., police were dispatched to the 300 block of South Mesa Street in San Pedro after they received reports of a man jumping from a building.  Investigators determined that the man was the husband of one of the women and the father of the other and had killed them before killing himself.

Police did not release the name of the victims or details of the incident. One of the women was in her 50s and the other was in her 30s. They appeared to have died from blunt-force injuries, but an autopsy was pending, Rayner said.

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Map: The location of Sunday 's killings is shown in purple, and 90 other homicides since January 2007 are shown in red. Credit: Homicide Report

 
Comments () | Archives (6)

A tragic way to end your life by killing somebody else and than your self. It brings true misery to the victims loved one.

I thought he had killed himself before killing the two women. The article set me straight.

more suicides are going to be happening.
people are so depressed about what is going on in their lives.
they feel like they can not fix it and the story that is above is the result.
dead animals , floods , corruption on the highest levels all over the planet.
disease and financial dispare.
sounds pretty bleak.
do not forget how our food chain is contaminated with disspersants.
when bp has another environmental castasrophe ( in alaska) or some where else, how are we going to deal with it.
i guess darwin explained it all...up to a certain point when no one can survive..
one humanless earth ...hmmmm we are on our way...


Why can't these suicidal killers do things in the reverse order. Just kill themselves first!

I wonder if they still have that suicide hotline they did when I was a kid? There seems to be a lot of this type of thing happening recently. I pray that they are at peace now.

She wasn't in her 30's, she was 27. I went to college with her. This is so sad, and really disturbing.


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