Thursday, June 12, 2014
"MIRAMAR, FL — A couple found dead in a Miramar apartment Tuesday morning likely died as the result of a murder/suicide, authorities said.
"Jonathan Charles and Gabrielle Martin, both 21, had a child together, and lived in an apartment at 2440 E. Preserve Way with Martin's mother, who found their bodies and called police, said Tania Rues, a spokeswoman with the Miramar Police Department.
"Martin's mother found the bodies in the couple's bedroom sometime before 10:15 a.m., Rues said. She declined to say how the couple died.
"`At present time, it appears to be a murder/suicide,` Rues said. `I can't disclose any more details. It's currently under investigation.`
"The child and Martin's mother were together and home overnight, Rues said.
"The couple's 1-year-old son was doing "just fine" and was in the care of Martin's family, Martin's cousin, Antoinette Butler, 32, of Miami, said by telephone Wednesday afternoon."