Person of interest named in LA County triple killing
PALMDALE, Calif. (AP) — Los Angeles County sheriff’s officials have identified a person of interest in a triple killing last weekend at a home in Palmdale.
Deputies found the bodies Jan. 13 after a family member requested a welfare check when she couldn’t get in touch with her relatives.
Investigators said Wednesday they want to speak with James “Todd” Brown. They say Brown lived on the desert property where the family was found dead.
He is believed to be driving a 2002 silver Toyota pickup with a camper shell.
The victims were identified as 78-year-old Richard Gardner Jr., his 56-year-old wife Pepper Gardner and his 52-year-old son Richard Gardner III.
Investigators say the victims suffered some trauma to their bodies but the exact cause of death has not been determined.