ARCADIA (CBSLA.com) — A candlelight vigil is planned Monday for two teenage brothers -- both Arcadia High students -- allegedly beaten to death by their uncle.
The brothers, 15 and 16, were found by their parents about 12:40 p.m. Friday at their home in the 400 block of Fairview Avenue. They appeared to have suffered blunt force trauma and were pronounced dead at he scene, Sheriff's Homicide Lt. Eddie Hernandez said.
They were identified as William and Anthony Lin, according to a statement from the Arcadia Unified School District.
Their 44-year-old uncle, identified as Deyun Shi, is suspected of killing the boys after becoming enraged that his wife had obtained a restraining order against him and begun divorce proceedings.
Shi got on a plane to China, but was taken into custody by Hong Kong authorities Saturday after his plane landed at Hong Kong International Airport, officials said.
Authorities are working to have him extradited to California.
"Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department will work with the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office, the United States Department of Justice
and the Federal Bureau of Investigation, along with law enforcement authorities in Hong Kong to initiate the extradition of Deyun Shi,' according to a sheriff's department news statement.
Shi was already being sought for an alleged assault with a hatchet on his wife Thursday night in La Canada Flintridge, according to Hernandez.
The boys' parents left their apartment to visit Shi's wife in a hospital Thursday night and didn't find their sons' bodies until Friday, according to the sheriff's department.
A candlelight vigil for the boys sponsored by the Arcadia High School Parent Teacher Student Association was scheduled for 6 p.m. Monday at the
The school district said in a statement it will "provide additional counselors and support services this week when students return to school, and
for as long as they are needed.
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