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Authorities ID Glendale Brothers Who Died in Murder-Suicide

The first death was reported about 3:30 a.m. Wednesday at a townhouse complex at 56 Northwoods Lane.

What to Know

  • Twin brothers who died in what Glendale police said was a murder-suicide were identified.
  • The first death was reported about 3:30 a.m. Wednesday at a townhouse complex at 56 Northwoods Lane.
  • David Cervantes, 60, died at the scene. About 45 minutes later, 60-year-old Carl Cervantes was found dead.

Twin brothers who died in what Glendale police said was a murder-suicide were identified Thursday.

The first death was reported about 3:30 a.m. Wednesday at a townhouse complex at 56 Northwoods Lane, according to the Glendale Police Department.

David Cervantes, 60, died at the scene, according to the coroner's office. About 45 minutes later, 60-year-old Carl Cervantes was found dead at the juncture of the Ventura (134) and Glendale (2) freeways, according to the coroner's office and Glendale police.

Police believe Carl Cervantes took his own life by jumping from an overcrossing, and the case was being investigated as a murder/suicide, said police spokeswoman Tahnee Lightfoot.

An autopsy was pending on the body of David Cervantes, who had suffered from "trauma," the coroner's office reported. The men were twin brothers who lived together, according to neighbors.

They were born on March 14, 1958, the coroner's office reported.

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