From the Torrance Daily Breeze:
A Wilmington man, despondent over work issues,
killed his wife, three daughters and two sons before committing suicide
in his home this morning, police believe.
Though officials have not released the man’s identity, he is
believed to be Ervin Antonio Lupoe, 40. His wife is believed to be Ana
Los Angeles police officers found the bodies of Lupoe and his family
about 8:30 a.m. in various rooms of the home in the 1000 block of North
Police went to the home within minutes after Lupoe faxed a two-page
typed letter to KABC Channel 7 and placed a phone call to the station
to tell them he was going to kill his family, said Los Angeles Police
Deputy Chief Kenneth Garner.
Somebody at the station called the Harbor Division to report the
incident. While they were talking, Lupoe called 911 and told them he
had just gotten home and found that his whole family had been killed.
When police arrived, they could detect the scent of recent gunshots.
Police found the bodies of Lupoe and his wife, his 8-year-old daughter, twin 5-year-old daughters and twin 2-year-old sons.