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Father, Step-Mother Of Former NASCAR Driver Found Dead In His Home

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Robby Gordon in Argentina for a rally. (Photo by Bryn Lennon/Getty Images)
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The bodies of Robert Gordon, 68, and Sharon Gordon, 57, were found Wednesday at an Orange home belonging to former NASCAR driver Robby Gordon, reports the L.A. Times. They were the father and step-mother, respectively, of Robby Gordon.

Detectives say that it appears that the two had died in a murder-suicide, reports CBS 2. An undisclosed weapon was found at the scene. The deaths remain under investigation, with an autopsy scheduled for Thursday.

Orange Police Lieutenant Fred Lopez told the Times that, on Wednesday, family members asked a neighbor to check on the couple because they couldn't be reached. The neighbor discovered the bodies upon entering the home in the 1400 block of North Kennymead Street and called police.

While Robby Gordon is listed as the property owner, it's not yet clear if he was living at the residence. LAist called the Orange Police Department but no one was immediately available for a comment.

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Robby has no relation to NASCAR driver Jeff Gordon.

NASCAR drivers took to Twitter to offer their condolences:

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Update [6:05]: The AP reports that police determined Sharon Gordon was strangled by her husband Robert Gordon, who was found dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.