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LAPD Look for Motive in Harbor Area Double Murder/Suicide

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On Sunday morning, authorities called to a residence in the 25200 block of Petroleum Avenue in Harbor City discovered the bodies of two women, 56-year-old Bich Loan Truong, and her 27-year-old daughter, Lisa Truong Nguyen. Just over an hour later, the crime's perpetrator, the husband and father to the victims, 60-year-old Bach Xuan Nguyen, jumped to his death from the roof of an eleven story building in the 300 block of South Mesa Street in San Pedro.

Nguyen had reportedly delivered an envelope to a relative that included a confession that he killed his wife and daughter. The letter's recipient went to the Nguyen residence and discovered the bodies, then contacted the authorities.

"The cause of the women’s death will be determined during an autopsy conducted by the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office, but initial indications are that the women died from blunt force trauma," say the LAPD. Detectives are working to determine a motive for the double murder and suicide.