ARCADIA (CNS) - Two teenage brothers were found dead in their Arcadia home today and the boys' uncle, who was believed to have boarded a flight to China, was being sought as a suspect.
Officers responded earlier today to a call of unknown trouble at an apartment in the 400 block of Fairview Avenue, according to Arcadia police.
The 44-year-old uncle was already being sought for an assault on his wife Thursday night in La Canada Flintridge, Sheriff's Homicide Bureau Lt. Eddie Hernandez told the San Gabriel Valley Tribune, which reported that the suspect became enraged upon finding out that his wife had begun divorce proceedings and obtained a restraining order against him.
The brothers, 15 and 16, appeared to have suffered blunt force trauma, Hernandez said.
The suspect was believed to have boarded a flight to Beijing that was expected to land about 11 p.m. and the FBI was assisting in attempts to apprehend him, authorities said.
The boys' parents left their apartment to visit the suspect's wife in a hospital Thursday night and didn't find their sons' bodies until about 12:40 p.m. today, it was reported.
Sheriff's Homicide Bureau detectives were handling the investigation, according to a Arcadia police watch commander.