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Couple found dead in Buckeye, son hurt in crash

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BUCKEYE, Ariz. -

A violent car crash led to a gruesome discovery in a Buckeye apartment Sunday.

When Buckeye police went to the apartment where the car was registered to notify the victim's family about the crash, they discovered two bodies inside.

The car was registered to 33-year-old Elwood Moreno, and Elwood's father, 57-year-old Ramsey Moreno and stepmother, 69-year-old Nancy Moreno, had been stabbed multiple times.

According to police, they're not looking for a suspect right now. Elwood Moreno is considered an investigative lead at this point.

The mangled red car sat off of Rainbow and Hilton Road in Buckeye and officers say Moreno may have been driving at speeds estimated to be approaching 100 mph when he crashed into a wall Sunday morning.

Moreno was airlifted to a hospital in critical condition.

Police made the grisly discovery when they went to the Moreno residence near Maricopa 85 and Baseline Road, five miles from the car crash.

"The door was open at the apartment, they knocked, announced presence, tried to draw someone to door. [They] noticed some blood at front of apartment, don't know if inside or outside, went into the apartment to clear it, and that's when they found two deceased people," said Buckeye Police Lt. Jared Griffith.

"It looks scary, I don't know what's going on," said Connie Sanchez, who lives nearby.

Sanchez said her grandson saw the woman who lived there, or at least her car, speed away Saturday night.

"She was driving away fast, she usually don't do that. She's a very calm lady, a very nice lady, I don't know what's going on," said Sanchez.

"When we're able to communicate with the person at the hospital, that will obviously be a key part of this investigation," said Griffith.

Moreno remains hospitalized and is expected to survive. The homicide remains under investigation.

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