This is horrifying. Police investigating the alleged murder-suicide of NASCAR icon Robby Gordon’s parents, may have found new evidence in the case. Brace yourself…
This may be a bit graphic. During a search through Robby’s, 68, Southern California home, police discovered a butcher knife in close proximity to the body of Robby’s step-mother, Sharon Gordon, according to TMZ.
While it is unclear if the butcher knife is one of the murder weapons in the open case, law enforcement officers confirmed that the weapon was taken as evidence from the scene of the terrible crime. The knife’s significance is still being determined, but the Gordon family attorney, Steve Nichols’ says the family believes the knife played an important part in what led to Robby’s father, Robert “Baja Bob” Gordon, taking his own life. Police also believe that the knife is a strong indication that there may have been “mutual combat” between Robert and Sharon before their deaths.
Bob and Sharon were tragically found dead in Robby’s home just outside of L.A. on Sept. 14. Bob’s death seemed to be consistent with a self-inflicted gunshot wound, while Sharon died as a result of strangulation, according to the Orange County Coroner’s Office. Police believe Robby’s father strangled his wife before committing suicide with the family-owned rifle. This is so terrible. The rifle was recovered at the time the bodies were found. And now police are conducting ballistics tests on the knife and other potential weapons in the home to confirm both causes of deaths.
Baja Bob was a famous off-road racer. Robby followed in his late father’s footsteps by competing in major NASCAR racing events since the late 80s. Following the travesty, the race car driver spoke publicly on Sept. 15 about the matter. “I’m so sad, and I can’t believe it,” Robby told reporters outside of his Orange County home. “I grew up on this property my whole life.” Robby also spoke about the loving nature of his father and the many lessons he passed down to him about the sport. “I’d like everybody to understand that this is very, very tough,” he continued. “It’s not only tough for me, but for my sisters Robin, Beccy, and my sister, which is Sharon’s daughter, Haley.”
Our hearts go out to Robby and the rest of the Gordon family during this difficult time.
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