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Manhunt continues in Chatsworth double slaying

August 16, 2011 |  9:26 pm

Chatsworth home

Five days after the remains of two people were found in a trash bin outside a home in Chatsworth, Los Angeles police continue to search for a suspect in the slayings.

The bodies of the two people were found in a state of decomposition Friday night at a home in the 20400 block of Lassen Street.

Police suspect Brent D. Zubek, 43, of killing a man and woman.

Police said undercover officers spotted Zubek around noon Sunday. An undercover unit posted in the 9400 block of Sepulveda Boulevard had been watching a Ford F-150 truck connected with Zubek when the suspect got inside and drove off.

The officers tailed the truck at normal speeds without using the siren. They decided not to pull Zubek over because he is considered armed and dangerous and the officers were waiting for backup units.

Police said  Zubek used a "series of maneuvers" to elude the undercover officers.


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Photo: A cyclist passes the house in the 20400 block of Lassen Street in Chatsworth where police found two bodies Friday. Credit: Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times.