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Family urges double-slaying suspect to turn himself in [Video]

August 15, 2011 |  9:30 am

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A manhunt continued Monday morning for a man suspected of killing two people whose bodies were discovered at a Chatsworth home as the suspect's family begged him to turn himself in.

Authorities said Sunday they believe Brent D. Zubek, 43, killed a man and woman whose bodies were found by police Friday night at a house in the 20400 block of Lassen Street.

Zubek's family spoke out to local media Sunday afternoon, begging the suspect to turn himself in.

"We really wish you would turn yourself in," his mother, Carole Zubek, told KTLA. "I fear that if the police find you before you turn yourself in, things are going to be really bad."

Police have released few details about the incident, including when the victims were killed or why Zubek was named as a suspect. They did say Zubek once lived in the house, but did not say whether the victims lived there.

Undercover officers spotted Zubek around noon Sunday while watching a Ford F-150 truck in the 9400 block of Sepulveda Boulevard they believed was connected with the suspect. After Zubek got into the truck and drove away, officers tailed the vehicle at normal speeds without using sirens. They decided not to pull Zubek over, Capt. Kris Pitcher said, because he was considered armed and dangerous and the officers were waiting for backup units.

Pitcher said Zubek used a "series of maneuvers" to elude police.

The truck was found in a Gelson's parking lot on Van Nuys Boulevard early Sunday afternoon.

Zubek has had trouble with the law before and was previously convicted for several bank robberies in the Los Angeles area.

Anyone with information on Zubek is asked to call LAPD's Devonshire Division homicide detectives at (818) 832-0609.

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-- Kate Mather

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