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Date Released: 9/16/2003
Subject: Possible Murder-Suicide
Contact: Brenda Gainey
Case No#: 200306225
Released By: Brenda Gainey

Location: McKinleyville

Two McKinleyville residents were found dead in their home this afternoon. Shortly after 2:00 PM, a cleaning woman arrived at the residence in the Ocean West Mobile Home Park and found the two occupants deceased. Humboldt County Sheriff’s Deputies arrived at the home and confirmed that both residents were dead. Investigators from the Sheriff’s Office and the District Attorney’s Office arrived at the scene a short time later. Their preliminary investigation points to a murder-suicide. Both decedents, a man and a woman, were in their sixties. Their names are being withheld pending the notification of next of kin. More information will be released as the investigation progresses.