Photo: Jonathan Scott Chacon, 23, accused of killing Vickie and Courtney Bergman
The main suspect in the Redondo Beach, CA killing of a woman and her daughter has been caught after he fled to Mexico.
Tuesday, the bodies of Vickie Bergman, 49, and her daughter, Courtney Bergman, 19, were found at their apartment by one of the mother’s coworkers.
Shortly after the police were called, Jonathan Scott Chacon, 23, believed to be Courtney’s boyfriend, became a person of interest and the search for him began with authorities asking anyone with information to come forward. Within hours, police were giving his description to Mexican authorities, who began the search for Chacon, who was believed to have fled across the border.
Just after midnight Wednesday morning, Mexican authorities found Chacon a hotel in Rosarito Beach in Baja California, roughly 20 miles south of the border. The U.S. citizen was handed over to authorities and he now faces two counts of first-degree murder. He is eligible for the death penalty.
If convicted, murder is just the latest crimes to be added to Chacon’s record, as he has already been arrested a number of times. In 2008, he was arrested for unlawful sex with a minor and resisting arrest. In the same year he was arrested for battery though the charge was later dismissed.
Two people told LA Daily News, that they new Chacon to be a heavy drug user, taking LSD, psychedelic mushrooms, and cocaine.
Though it is unclear how he met Courtney Bergman, he is said to have fathered a child with one of her friends.
It is believed that the mother and daughter were killed somewhere between midnight and 7 a.m. Tuesday morning.