This is beyond tragic and shocking! The world was stunned on Sept. 15 to learn that former NASCAR racer Robby Gordon’s parents had been found dead in their California home, but a cause of death was unclear until now. Read on for all the details.
So heartbreaking! Robby Gordon‘s father, Robert ‘Baja Bob’ Gordon, and stepmom Sharon Gordon were found dead on the evening of Sept. 14, and according to a new report on TMZ, Baja Bob, 68, strangled Sharon, 57, to death before shooting himself. According to the Orange County Coroner’s Office, Robert’s death was consistent with a self-inflicted gunshot wound, while Sharon’s death was due to strangulation.
Police also found a rifle inside their home, and according to the report, officials are currently conducting ballistic tests on the gun to determine whether it was the weapon that was used in the murder-suicide. The bodies were found when a neighbor went to check on the couple after they hadn’t been answering their phone, according to Lt. Fred Lopez of the Orange Police Department.
Robby spoke to reporters during a press conference on Sept. 15, visibly crying as he discussed his father’s death. “I grew up on this property my whole life,” he said. “I learned everything about motor sports here. [My dad] taught so many and I want everyone to know what a good man he was. I’d like everybody to understand this is very tough. It’s not only tough for me but tough for my sisters…and my sister that is Sharon’s daughter, Haylee.” Our hearts go out to Robby and all of his family during this tragedy.
The story is continuing to develop, and we will be sure to update you on this tragic situation.
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