Thursday, May 30, 2013

Police Find Bodies, Suspect Domestic Violence

"SOLDOTNA, AK — An elderly man and woman found dead in an apparent murder suicide Tuesday evening in Soldotna have been identified.

"On Wednesday, Alaska State Troopers identified the deceased as 69-year-old Earl Moore and 66-year-old Lynda Moore, both of Soldotna.

"According to the Associated Press, AST officials have identified the Moores as a recently divorced couple, leading investigators to believe the homicide/suicide may have been motivated by domestic violence.

"Around 5:22 p.m. Tuesday, AST began investigating two people found dead near one of the person’s home in the Skyline neighborhood.

"Troopers wrote, `initial indications are that these persons are known to one another, and this event appears to possibly be a domestic violence homicide, immediately followed by a suicide.`

"The Alaska Bureau of Investigation will continue the investigation. Next of kin have been notified."


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