RANCHO PALOS VERDES, Calif. (KABC) -- A 36-year-old man and a 26-year-old woman who were found shot to death inside a bullet-riddled car in Rancho Palos Verdes were identified Tuesday by coroner's officials.
Deputies were sent to the 7000 block of Palos Verdes Drive shortly before 7 a.m. Monday, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said. Upon their arrival they found Jorge Ramos and TaylorRaven Whittaker inside a parked, blue Subaru sedan. Multiple bullet holes were visible on the car.
The victims' identities were released by the Los Angeles County Medical Examiner's office.
Authorities said the motive for the shooting remained under investigation and no information about a suspect was available.
In a statement posted on social media Monday, the Team Subaru 15 SoCal car club mourned Ramos's death.
"It is with heavy hearts that we confirm that our beloved brother Jorge has passed away. This loss comes as a surprise to all of us. It is a shocking thing to start your day with, in what ultimately is a private family matter," the statement said. "We appreciate your support in providing privacy to his friends and family in this difficult moment. Join us in lifting a member of the Subaru Community and S15 SoCal OG to his resting place in the sky. RIP."
Pelican Cove Park is a popular location in Southern California for coastal views. It has no surveillance cameras.
Monday's scene was a shock to regular visitors.
"It was creepy, and then once we realized it was the exact same parking lot that we had visited last night, it was creepier still," said Rancho Palos Verdes resident Susan Tsuji. "We don't get a lot of violent crime here so, it was surprising."
Anyone with information was urged to call the Sheriff's Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500. Anonymous calls can be made to Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.