UPDATE: Robby has spoken about the death of his father and stepmom, according to ABC 7 Eyewitness News, who caught up with him at the front gates of the house this morning.
“I’m so sad and I can’t believe it,” Robby Gordon told media gathered near the gated house.
“I’d like everybody to understand that this is very, very tough, and it’s not only tough for me, but it’s tough for my sisters Robyn, Beccy and my sister, which is Sharon’s daughter, Hailey,” he said. “It’s going to be tough on all of us.
He explained that when he moved to North Carolina to be a NASCAR racer, he had given his home to his father and stepmother to live in.
“I grew up on this property my whole life. I learned everything about motorsports out of this little tiny barn over here,” he said.
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Off-road racer Robby Gordon’s father and his father’s wife have been found dead at their home in Orange, CA in a possible murder-suicide, according to multiple news reports.
Authorities told the Orange County Register that officers responding to a call in Orange Park Acres around 5pm on Wednesday afternoon found the bodies of 68-year-old Robert “Baja Bob” Gordon and his wife 57-year-old Sharon Gordon. They say they do not believe any suspect is at large and confirm an undisclosed weapon was also found. According to the Los Angeles Times, Robby has owned the house since 1989.
Robby Gordon and his family have deep long-term ties to the Parker area and are considered to be part of the larger Parker community. Shock and sadness was expressed as the news broke early Thursday morning. His off-road racing team was scheduled to be in Costa Mesa this weekend. His sister, Beccy, is also an off-road racer and, according to her husband’s Instagram account, she gave birth to a baby boy earlier this week.
More information was not available at the time of this report.