Twin brothers identified in suspected murder-suicide in Glendale

Authorities have identified twin brothers who were found dead in Glendale on Wednesday. One was found inside a condo; the other jumped from a freeway overpass, police say.
(Roger Wilson / Glendale News-Press)

Authorities have identified twin brothers found dead in Glendale on Wednesday in what police believe was a murder-suicide.

The deaths of Carl Ora Cervantes and David Cirilo Cervantes, 60, were reported within 40 minutes of each other, according to the Los Angeles County medical examiner’s office.

David Cervantes was the first to be found after officers with the Glendale Police Department responded to a call about an injured person at a condominium in the 50 block of Northwoods Lane around 3:30 a.m. He was found dead inside.

An official cause of death has not been determined pending an autopsy, authorities said.


Officers received word around 4:20 a.m. of a possible suicide on the 134 Freeway.

Sgt. Dan Suttles, a police spokesman, said it appeared a man jumped from the 2 Freeway interchange onto the eastbound 134. Although Suttles said investigators thought the deaths were the result of a murder-suicide, he said it was possible the incidents were a double suicide.

“We have no motive yet because there are only two witnesses, and they’re both deceased,” he said.

Witnesses told officers the brothers lived together in the condo.


Property records list their father, 88-year-old Carl Cervantes, as the condominium’s owner. It also shows a 64-year-old Nikki Cervantes living in the Northwoods Lane home.

Attempts to reach both Carl and Nikki Cervantes were unsuccessful.

Nguyen writes for Times Community News.