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Victims Named In Sugar Pine Murder Suicide

Tuolumne County Sheriff officials have just released the names of the Sugar Pine couple dead in a pre-Christmas murder – suicide.

Lt. John Steely says the victims are Elaine Gail Morehouse and husband Tony Edward Morehouse. Both were 42 year-old.

Morehouse called 9-1-1 late Monday night telling dispatchers he had just shot his wife in the head.

Deputies arrived at the coupleĀ“s Middle Camp Road home to find the man with a fatal, single gun shot wound to the head. His wife was still breathing, but unconscious. She was later pronounced dead at Tuolumne General Hospital.

An infant, believed to be about 11- months-old, was found sleeping at the house at the time of the shooting. Steely says the baby was not the coupleĀ“s, but investigators have not said who the child belongs to. The baby is in the care of child protective services.