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Possible Murder Suicide In Mariposa County

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Yosemite West, CA – Two deceased individuals discovered in Mariposa County Thursday have investigators signaling a murder-suicide by firearm.

A caller reporting a possible dead person sent Mariposa County Sheriff’s Deputies racing to the Yosemite West area Thursday (April 22). Once on the scene, the bodies of two adults, a man, and a woman, were found with bullet wounds.

Sheriff’s officials detailed that collected preliminary evidence sent to the California Department of Justice Fresno Crime Lab has led detectives to believe “this is a case of murder-suicide. Investigators added, “At this time, we believe the female shot the male multiple times before taking her own life.”

No additional persons of interest are being sought in connection with the deadly shooting. The names of the victim and suspect are being withheld upon notification of family. According to investigators, the pair are believed to be visitors to the county. The case is in the very early stages, says detectives, and note that and additional details will be released once it is complete.

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