Two found dead related to NASCAR driver Robby Gordon

Robby Gordon.  (AP Photo/John Raoux)
Robby Gordon. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

ORANGE, CAL. – Police in the Southern California city of Orange say a man and a woman have been found dead inside a home and a neighbor says the man was the father of former NASCAR racer Robby Gordon.

Lt. Fred Lopez says officers discovered the bodies in an upscale suburban neighborhood after receiving a 911 call Wednesday afternoon.

Officials say a weapon was found at the scene, and police do not believe a suspect is at large.

The Orange County coroner’s office identifies the deceased as 68-year-old Robert Gordon and his wife, 57-year-old Sharon Gordon.

Jill Dombroske, a longtime neighbor, says Robert Gordon was the father of racer Robby Gordon. The senior Gordon was once an off-road racer nicknamed “Baja Bob” Gordon.

Police say the cause of the deaths has not been determined however CBS News is reporting it as an apparent murder-suicide.

Robby Gordon’s off-road racing team will be in Orange County this weekend.

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