A 26-year-old man was being sought Thursday in the killings of his wife and baby boy who were declared dead at the family’s home in the Westmont area near South Los Angeles.
Authorities said they were looking for AlgerNon Rieux in connection with the killings at an apartment in the 11100 block of South Normandie Avenue.
The man’s mother made the discovery when she arrived at the home to remind her son about a court appearance scheduled for later in the day.
“When she walked in she found the infant child and the suspect’s wife both dead inside the apartment,” said Lt. Dave Coleman with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.
Rieux was present at the time but fled when his mother asked what had happened, Coleman said.
Deputies were first called to the home about 8:12 a.m. with a report that a baby was not breathing. When they arrived, they found the grandmother performing CPR on the infant, and she told them another person was inside and needed help.
The slain woman, identified by investigators at the scene as Jacqueline Montoya, 25, and her son Joshua were both declared dead on scene. A cause of death had not been determined.
A wanted poster described Rieux as a black male, 5 feet 7 inches tall, and 160 pounds. He has connections in the San Pedro area.
“Rieux is bipolar, possibly suicidal and under the influence of methamphetamines,” the poster stated.
Anyone with information was asked to call sheriff’s Homicide Bureau at 323-890-5500. To provide an anonymous tip, call 800-222-8477.