2 Bodies Found Inside Upscale Orange Home May Be Parents Of Robby Gordon (4th Update)

UPDATE Cops investigating the possible murder-suicide of NASCAR superstar Robby Gordon's father say they've recovered a butcher knife near the body of Sharon Gordon … TMZ has learned.

Law enforcement tells us … the knife was collected as evidence from the scene. Cops say the significance of its discovery is unclear at this moment. TMZ.com

09/15/16 The father of NASCAR superstar Robby Gordon strangled his wife Sharon and then shot himself in a murder suicide at their Orange County, CA home … officials say.

The bodies of 68-year-old "Baja Bob" Gordon and 57-year-old Sharon Gordon were discovered Wednesday afternoon.

The Orange County Coroner’s Office describes the death of Robert Gordon as being consistent with a self-inflicted gunshot wound and the death of Sharon Gordon was a result of strangulation.

Cops say a rifle was recovered inside the house. TMZ.com

09/15/16

'Baja' Bob Gordon and his wife Sharon
'Baja' Bob Gordon and his wife Sharon

The father and stepmother of NASCAR driver Robby Gordon were found dead inside an upscale California home — and detectives were investigating the possibility of a murder-suicide, according to reports.

Robert "Baja Bob" Gordon, 69, and his wife, Sharon, 57, were found inside the home in Orange — about 30 miles from downtown Los Angeles — around 5 p.m. Wednesday, authorities said.

A weapon was found at the scene and police do not believe a suspect is at large, officials said.

The cause of death was not immediately clear but one investigator said they might be dealing with a murder-suicide.

09/15/16 AR1.com has confirmed that it was the parents of driver Robby Gordon and Beccy Gordon, who is married to IndyCar driver Ryan Hunter-Reay. Our condolences to both.

Robby Gordon - we hope the assumptions are false
Robby Gordon – we hope the assumptions are false

09/15/16 ORANGE (CBSLA.com) — Two bodies were discovered Wednesday inside an upscale home in Orange, CA are believed to be the parents of Robby Gordon.

The bodies were discovered around 5 p.m. in a home located in the 1400 block of N. Kennymead., authorities said.

It was unclear how the two people died.

Authorities described the victims as a 68-year-old male and a 67-year-old female.

Police received a call from a neighbor who was doing a welfare check on behalf of family members.

Police told CBS2’s Stacey Butler that they believe they are dealing with a murder-suicide.

Authorities would not identify the couple but neighbors told Butler the couple who lived inside were the parents of former NASCAR driver Robby Gordon.

Homes in the area sell in the $1.5 – 1.8 million range. CBS Local

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