A woman and a young boy, possibly her grandson, were found dead in a Westlake area apartment, and Los Angeles police indicated Tuesday that a family member was suspected in the double homicide case.
Officers made the discovery when they went to the 1800 block of West 11th Place at 10:25 p.m. Monday on a requested welfare check, the Los Angeles Police Department reported.
The woman was in her 60s and the boy’s age was not specified by the coroner’s office, which did not immediately release their names, but ABC7 reported the child was 6 years old and KTLA5 reported that both victims were found with stab wounds.
Neighbors told Channel 7 the woman’s son was the suspected killer and that he was at large, but police declined to comment.
LAPD Officer Rosario Cervantes said only that “the motive is family violence.” Another LAPD public information officer told reporters at the scene that investigators were looking at a family member as the suspect, but would not elaborate.