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.
The article includes tweets of support from NASCAR drivers Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Jimmie Johnson.
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.
So sad???? they were. Sorry for the family.
Condolences to Robby Gordon and family. What a sad day for everyone!
Very very heartbreaking????
Condolences Robby. I am so very sorry to hear about this…
Annette Merritt Richard Fitch, WOW
Oh no so sorry. ..
They were great Parker neighbors, so sad, prayers
Condolences to your family very sad
So very sad. Thoughts & prayers for Robby and his family.
How sad! Tj Delaney
How horrible. My deepest condolences to the Gordon family.
RIP. My deepest condolences to the entire Gordon family 🙁
My thoughts and prayers go out to Robbie and the family.
So sad I have known Robby since he was about ten years old
R. I. P
is Bobby still living on the farm in Norwalk?
Condolences to the Gordon family. How sad
RIP so sad.
coincidentally I live right around the corner from him in both AZ AND in CA . My sincere condolences to him and his family.
ROBBY: “I’m so sad and I can’t believe it. 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. It’s going to be tough on all of us. I grew up on this property my whole life. I learned everything about motorsports out of this little tiny barn over here.”
oh my …Prayers to the Gordon Family
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This is so sad
I have no clue as to how this happened, I can only hope it was a mutual decision to end lives that were filled with psychological, physical or emotional pain. There is no place for us to judge the outcome, only to pray for the peace of those departed. RIP
The police are saying that Bob died of a self inflicted gunshot wound and that Sharon was possibly strangled. Prayers and thoughts with the entire family.
I AM SO VERY SORRY ; MAY GOD HELP YOU IN THIS VERY HARD TIME