Father finds son and coworker dead

Both victims worked at the sales office of /*Golden Suns Homes*/ in Stanton, which sells and manufactures mobile homes. One of the owners said he had no idea why this would have happened. He said that they had not received any threats and didn't have any problems with disgruntled customers that he was aware of.

Currently, the only thing missing is a vehicle belonging to one of the victims.

The husband of the female victim broke down as he received word that his wife, Elizabeth Palmer, 49, had been found dead inside the Stanton sales office where she worked as a secretary. Authorities say that next to her -- behind her desk -- was the body of salesman Matt Scott, 42, the son of one of the owners.

"My brother showed up to work this morning ... When he got in the office, he found both of them dead," said Phil Scott, the victim's uncle. "Stabbed to death is what I heard ... in the office with blood all over."

Phil Scott says he talked with Beth Palmer at 10 a.m. on Monday, and everything seemed fine. Authorities received the emergency call about 50 minutes later.

Investigators are not confirming if the victims were stabbed or shot to death. The only thing they are confirming is that there was no sign of a struggle.

"It's possible that they may have known their killers ... It's possible they could have been surprised," said Jim Amormino, /*Orange County Sheriff's Department*/. "It could have been a botched robbery."

As family and friends comforted each other on Monday, they too were in search of a motive. A man who did not want to be identified says Matt Scott had no enemies.

"Nicest guy in the world, a best friend ... played football together," said the man. "He was one of the best people I've ever known in my life."

While investigators question potential witnesses, authorities will try to figure out what happened to Beth Palmer's white four-door Lexus.

"A very important factor for this case is locating that vehicle," said Amormino.

The missing vehicle is described as a white four-door Lexus. The license plate number is 5FYP194.

If you've seen the car, you are asked to call the Orange County Sheriff's Department at (866) TIP-OCSD or (866) 847-6273.

So far officials say they have no suspects.



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