A man suspected in the baseball bat killings of his 73-year-old stepfather and 65-year-old mother inside a Hacienda Heights home remained at large Thursday, as authorities identified the stepfather.
Detectives named Nelson Fermin Garibay, 44, as the suspect in Monday’s deadly attack in the 14400 block of Marwood Street that also injured his 37-year-old brother, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.
Deputies who responded to an assault with a deadly weapon call at the home were met outside by a man who said he had been attacked by Garibay, the department said.
The injured man led deputies inside the home, where the two other victims were found. Each had sustained significant head trauma and were pronounced dead at the scene. The injured victim was taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, according to the department.
On Thursday, the coroner’s office identified the fatally injured man as Mario Flores Romero. Coroner’s officials earlier identified the fatally injured woman as Irma Ruiz De Garibay.
Detectives learned that the suspect had attacked his victims with a baseball bat and left the area in an unknown direction in a green 2001 Toyota 4Runner with California license plate 4RRH063, authorities said.
Garibay is Hispanic, 5 feet, 8 inches tall and weighs 180 pounds. He is believed to be armed and dangerous.
Anyone with information on his whereabouts was asked to call the Sheriff’s Homicide Bureau at 323-890-5500, or Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS.