Infant, toddler alone for days next to parents' bodies after apparent murder-suicide in Chatsworth
CHATSWORTH, Calif. (FOX 11) - Authorities said that an infant and toddler were alone for days, next to their parents' bodies after an apparent murder-suicide in Chatsworth.
According to the Los Angeles Police Department, a father killed his wife before taking his own life in the 9100 block of Foster Lane. Inside the home was the couple’s 2-month-old son and 3-year-old daughter who were alone for "several days," next to the bodies of their parents. The couple's bodies were discovered on Sunday afternoon when officers responded to the home after receiving a radio call reporting an "assault with a deadly weapon shots fired," police said.
Inside the residence, officers discovered the bodies inside the upstairs bedroom. Detectives determined that the couple was married and that the husband shot his wife as she lay in bed. He then shot himself, police said.
The couple's two young children were not physically injured and were admitted into a local area hospital for observation. The children are now in the custody of the Department of Children's Family Services.
The victim was later identified as 38-year-old Mihoko Koike. The suspect was later identified as 46-year-old David Kooros Parsa, both residents of the City of Chatsworth.
Anyone with additional information is urged to call Detective Dave Peteque, Los Angeles Police Department, Valley Bureau Homicide, at 818-374-1934. Anonymous tips can be called into Crimestoppers at 800-222-847.