Man Faces Capital Murder Charges in Redondo Beach Double Slaying

Jonathan Scott Chacon is accused in the slayings of his ex-girlfriend Courtney Bergman and her mother, Vicki Bergman

A 23-year-old man faces capital murder charges in connection with the slayings of his ex-girlfriend and her mother in Redondo Beach.

Jonathan Scott Chacon, 23, is accused in the slayings of Courtney Bergman, 19, and her mother, Vicki Bergman, 59, whose bodies were found Tuesday at 1903 Rockefeller Lane. (Map below.)

After an international manhunt, Mexican authorities took Chacon into custody on Wednesday in Rosarito Beach.

He was transferred back to the United States where he faces murder charges, including the special circumstance allegations of multiple murders and the allegation that he used a knife.

He could face the death penalty.

Chacon, who is being held at the Los Angeles County Jail with no bail, is believed to be the boyfriend of Courtney Bergman. Friends told NBC4 the two met at Redondo Union High School.

Later Wednesday, authorities located the black 1996 Ford Mustang convertible that Chacon was driving.

The vehicle was found in Mission Viejo after a caller told police the car was parked near the Golden State Freeway.

The investigation began after a co-worker of the mother became concerned because the woman did not arrive for work.


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The co-worker checked the woman's residence and discovered the bodies on a floor inside the home, according to investigators.

Detectives worked Wednesday night with Homeland Security Investigations, Customs and Border Protection and Mexican authorities to locate Chacon.

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