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2 dead in apparent murder-suicide in Downey

November 8, 2010 12:00:00 AM PST
An investigation was under way Monday in an apparent murder-suicide that took place in the parking lot of an El Pollo Loco in Downey.Police responded to calls of suspicious activity and arrived at the restaurant on the 14300 block of Lakewood Boulevard around 11:55 p.m. Sunday.

Authorities said a woman was found shot to death inside a red pickup truck, and a man was also found shot to death just outside of the truck. Police said the driver's side of the red truck was blown out, and a handgun was found near the man on the ground.

The bodies were identified as Blanca Gonzalez Zeja, 35, and Daniel Dubon, 38, both Lynwood residents, according to the L.A. County Coroner's Office.

The identities of the deceased were not immediately released, but police said both the man and the woman were in the mid 30s.

Downey Police said the investigation was still ongoing and are asking witnesses to come forward.

"We will follow up on any leads that we have and any witness information, and if anybody has seen anything, they can call the Downey Police Department," said Downey Police Lt. Phil Rego.

If you have any information regarding this crime, you're asked to contact Downey Police at (562) 904-2310.

City News Service contributed to this report.