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Manhunt for suspect after woman, 6-year-old child found murdered in Los Angeles home: Report

Authorities in California are investigating a suspected double homicide that killed an elderly woman and a 6-year-old child in Westlake District.

According to KABC, the woman, in her 70s, and the child were both found dead in the home around 10:30 p.m. Monday. On Tuesday morning, police had cordoned off the 800 block of West 11th Place in an apparent effort to isolate a suspect.

While police have not commented on the identity of the suspect, a neighbor told KABC that the woman’s son came to the home on Monday night and killed both victims before fleeing the scene.

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Authorities have not yet released the names of the victims.

The Westlake District is adjacent to downtown Los Angeles, best known for the city’s historic MacArthur Park.

This is a developing story. CrimeOnline will provide further updates when more information is available.

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