Two dead bodies were discovered on Monday afternoon after a fatal stabbing attack that was captured on video during a Zoom meeting, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said.
Authorities who arrived at the 3100 block of North Marengo Avenue in Altadena at about 2:24 p.m. discovered a man’s corpse in a driveway. They also found a dead woman inside the residence. The news release said the man suffered multiple stab wounds.
Zoom Meeting Attack
Lt. Barry Hall identified the victims as both being in their 60s but declined to reveal their names. “During the investigation, detectives learned that the female victim was conducting a Zoom call with a colleague when the attack on the male occurred. The Zoom caller witnessed the attack on both the male and female and called 911 to report the crime,” the sheriff’s department announced in a release, NBC News reported.
During their investigations, deputies discovered a vehicle was missing from the victims’ residence. They said the individual drove up in the victims’ car and said the home was his. Authorities later identified the suspect as 32-year-old Robert Cotton. He has been arrested and charged with two counts of murder, said police.