A man was killed and his female companion badly injured Thursday in an attack in which they were bound, gagged and tortured in their home, Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies said.
Treshana Laronda Sherouse, 22, and the body of Anthony Readell Hogan, 27, both of Lancaster, were discovered Thursday at 10:30 a.m. in the one-story house they shared, said Sgt. Tom Harris.
Harris said the apparent torture involved the burning of Hogan, but he declined to elaborate. The motive was unknown, but investigators said the attack may have been part of a residential robbery. On Thursday morning, friends of the victims who stopped by the residence found the couple and called 911, the investigator said.
Sherouse was taken to Antelope Valley Hospital in critical condition and was undergoing surgery Thursday for her injuries, Harris said. Deputies said Sherouse was too badly injured to say what had happened, but investigators said they hope to question her when her condition improves.