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Suspect in Redondo Beach killings arrested in Mexico

February 29, 2012 |  7:06 am

Jonathan ChaconPolice have arrested a suspect in the slayings of a mother and daughter whose bodies were discovered Tuesday morning in Redondo Beach.

Jonathan Scott Chacon, 23, was detained Wednesday morning by Mexican authorities in a hotel in Rosarito Beach, Baja California.

Chacon was transferred back to the United States and was in custody at the Redondo Beach Police Department, police said.

Redondo Beach police worked with Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection and Mexican authorities to find Chacon.

The vehicle Chacon was driving has not been located, and police are seeking information about it, officials said.

Chacon could face two murder charges.

Authorities found the bodies around 10 a.m. in their home in the 1900 block of Rockefeller Lane. Police say a co-worker of one of the women discovered their bodies.

Chacon was named as a person of interest, and police released his photo and a description of his vehicle to the public. He was believed to be armed and dangerous.

Police have not said how the women were killed, or when.

The co-worker who found the bodies told police she had been with at least one of the victims the day before. Authorities have also declined to give any motive for the killings.

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Photo: Jonathan Chacon. Credit: Redondo Beach Police Department.

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