So tragic! Former NASCAR racer Robby Gordon’s father and stepmother have found dead in their upscale California home, and now the racing legend is determined to find out what happened to his beloved dad. Keep reading to find out how he’s coming to terms with the devastating news.
This is just heartbreaking. Robby Gordon, 47, is determined to find out what really when down inside his parents’ home after bis beloved father Robert “Baja Bob” Gordon, 68, and his stepmother Sharon, 57, were found dead Sept. 14. “This is devastating, Robby told reporters while fighting back tears. “I’m so sad and I can’t believe it,” he confessed.
It’s clear the NASCAR legend is still trying to wrap his head around the possibility that the deaths were a result of a murder-suicide, as that must be such a horrible outcome to consider. “The truth will come out, what went down here,” he told the news media. In a statement, the Orange PD said that, “A weapon was discovered inside of the residence,” and a police sergeant at the crime scene told a local paper that a rifle had been discovered inside the home. Robby has vowed not to make any more statements about his awful family tragedy until the Orange County Coroner officially determines the cause of deaths.
Since police have said they aren’t looking for any suspects in the deaths, that pretty much implies that someone inside the house caused the deaths, and for Robby the concept of a murder-suicide seems to be really hard to come to terms with. He was so close to his dad, who was a pioneering off-road racer. He passed along that passion to his son and others, as Robby shared that, “He taught so many, and I want everyone to know what a good man he was. He taught me at a young age that one horsepower wasn’t going to be enough.” Our hearts go out to Robby as he’s trying to process his family tragedy.
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