Man and woman who taught art classes in Diamond Bar home found stabbed to death

A man and woman who taught art classes in a Diamond Bar home have been found stabbed to death, authorities said.

The victims were found Thursday morning at a home in the 3300 block of Bent Twig Lane, according to Deputy Kelvin Moody, a spokesman for the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department..

A family friend who had not recently heard from the man and woman went inside the home and found the 60-year-old man’s body, he said. The friend called 911, and Los Angeles County Fire Department paramedics went inside the home and found the 57-year-old woman, who was also dead.

The victims’ identities were not released.


Investigators said both had stab wounds but the exact cause of death is under investigation by the L.A. County coroner’s office.

The motive for the slayings is unknown, and no suspect has been taken into custody. Lt. Jon Corina told the San Gabriel Valley Tribune that the home did not appear to have been targeted in a robbery or burglary. Authorities said the weapon used in the killings was not recovered at the scene.

A neighbor, Kevin Lu, told KTLA-TV that the two were a couple, and that his son attended the couple’s art school.

“I can’t imagine who would do this to them,” Lu told the TV station. "I’m really very, very sad about it.”


Anyone with information about the killings is asked to contact the Sheriff’s Department’s Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500.

Twitter: @MattHjourno.


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