Slain Rosemead couple’s car found in Texas, teen girl and man being questioned

Authorities questioned the 14-year-old granddaughter of a Rosemead couple found stabbed to death in their home and her boyfriend Thursday after they were arrested in Texas with a car that belonged to the slain couple, officials said.
Jack and Susan Bezner, ages 71 and 64, were found fatally stabbed about 8 p.m. Monday inside their house in the 4200 block of Arica Avenue. No information about a suspect or motive was initially released, however detectives said that the couple’s car was “unaccounted for” following the grisly discovery.
“They found the car in El Paso, Texas,” the lieutenant said.
Officials in Texas spotted the Bezners’ Nissan Murano Wednesday morning and arrested the Bezners’ granddaughter, along with her 21-year-old boyfriend, on suspicion of auto theft, accoring to Lt. Michael Rosson of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Homicide Bureau and El Paso County sheriff’s booking records. The boyfriend was booked in El Paso County under the name Rudolfo Lopez, however investigators had not confirmed if he gave authorities his correct name.
He added that two Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Homicide detectives were sent to interview the auto theft suspects Thursday in regard to the double-slaying.
According to sheriff’s booking records, Lopez was being held in lieu of just under $16,000 bail on suspicion of auto theft.
No further details were immediately available.
Family members of Jack and Susan Bezner could not be reached for comment.
Neighbors continued anxiously waiting Thursday for for information about what happened to the Bezner’s, as they pondered why anyone would kill what they described as a nice, friendly couple who mostly kept to themselves.

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