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Robby Gordon: Dad, Stepmom of Ex-NASCAR Racer Found Dead

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Robby Gordon of team Hummer (USA) on January 4, 2013 in Lima, Peru. (Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

By    |   Friday, 16 Sep 2016 07:42 AM

Robby Gordon's father and stepmother were found dead in a California home owned by the former NASCAR driver Wednesday in a case authorities say could be a murder-suicide.

The bodies of Robert Gordon, 68, and Sharon Gordon, 57, were discovered at an Orange home on the 1400 block of North Kennymead Street around 5 p.m., the Orange County Sheriff-Coroner's Department told the Los Angeles Times. Robby Gordon has owned the residence in question since 1989, the newspaper noted, and the couple reportedly lived there.

Neighbors told news outlets that the couple are the ex-driver's father and stepmother.

Authorities told CBS Los Angeles that they think the incident could be a murder-suicide.

Kelly Keyes, the supervising deputy coroner, told the Los Angeles Times that autopsies are pending. It's not clear how they died, but a weapon was recovered at the scene, The Orange County Register reported.

Robert Gordon is a retired off-road racer known as "Baja Bob." Robby Gordon, 47, now also participates in off-road vehicle competitions. Robert Gordon is also the father-in-law of 2014 Indianapolis 500 champion Ryan Hunter-Reay. Hunter-Reay is married to Beccy Gordon Hunter-Reay, who also participates in races off road competitions, according to the Times.

Fans and fellow racers shared their condolences on social media.

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