Three Dead Bodies With Gunshot Wounds Found Inside Burned Out Home Full of Guns and Ammo
The bodies of a man and two women were found at the scene of a house fire in Azusa Thursday, and all three victims had suffered gunshot wounds, says the coroner's office.Firefighters were called to the burning home at 525 N. Dalton Ave. around 2:45 p.m. Thursday, and authorities found the bodies, along with "numerous firearms, including a variety of rifles and handguns," said Azusa police Lt. Mike Bertelsen, according to City News Service.
The three deceased individuals have not been identified publicly, however the coroner indicates they are all in their fifties. The San Gabriel Valley Tribune spoke with locals about the home's occupants:
Neighbor Efrain Piedra said a man named George and his two sisters live at the house and that the sisters seldom went out. He said George didn't talk to anybody, wasn't friendly and would complain when people played music.
Other neighbors reported hearing the "popping" sounds of ammunition catching fire.
"A large amount of ammunition was located inside the house," along with 12 rifles, 10 handguns and several "suspicious incendiary devices," said Azusa police Sgt. Xavier Torres. Investigators were trying to determine if the arsenal was legally possessed and how the fire started.
Also found in the burned out home were the bodies of two dogs and two cats.
Lt. Bertelsen notes that Azusa police are investigating the incident as a "crime," but currently have no suspects or motive.
"Court records showed the home in the 500 block of North Dalton Avenue had gone into foreclosure in June and was owned by MPH Property LLC in Los Angeles," notes the Tribune.