Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Redondo Beach, CA: Man with Grim Reaper tattoo sought in Redondo Beach slayings

Police in Redondo Beach want to question a 23-year-old man in the overnight killings of a mother and daughter whose bodies were discovered Tuesday morning by a co-worker.

Jonathan Scott Chacon, described as the boyfriend of one of the victims, is considered “armed and dangerous” based on the circumstances of the crime, said Redondo Beach police Sgt. Fabian Saucedo.

Chacon is believed to be traveling in a late-model black Ford Mustang convertible with California license plate 6CQF458.

Saucedo said the boyfriend has a tattoo on his upper right arm of a Grim Reaper and another of a nautical star. The word “death” is tattooed on his left arm, and the word “distraught” is inked across his chest, police said.

The sergeant said Chacon has black hair, is about 5 feet 7 and weighs 160 pounds.

The killings took place in an affluent neighborhood of mostly well-kept homes, where homicides are rare. There have been three other homicides in Redondo Beach since 2007, according to the Times' Homicide Report.

Neighbors have been on edge since a killing last week, when 45-year-old Margaret Goldberg was found dead in her apartment. Police said the cases are not related.

Her husband, Russell Goldberg, had been wanted for questioning and was found dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound on a Utah highway later the same day.
Redondo Beach police declined to say how the women were killed -- or how long they had been dead before their bodies were discovered.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Redondo Beach police tipline at (310) 937-6685.

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