(L.A.) Mardiros Iskenderian, 56, Committed Suicide After Killing Family Members

Case Number: 2003-00427

Los Angeles County is reporting the death of a 56-year-old “Caucasian” male that occurred at his residence.

The coroner’s office has identified the man as Mardiros Iskenderian.

Manner of Death: Suicide

Cause of Death: Gunshot Wound of the Head

RIP MARDIROS ISKENDERIAN (January 5, 1947 – January 14, 2003)

Formal pronouncement of death was made on Tuesday at 2:30 p.m.

This is an Armenian name.

Double-murder suicide involving the family that owns the Zankou Chicken restaurant chain.

Iskenderian killed his sister Dzovig Marjik and his mother Margueritte before taking his own life. He was suffering from brain cancer, which reportedly affected his mental faculties.