Police Release Identity Of Slain Turlock Couple

TURLOCK (CBS13/AP) — Police have identified two people who died in an apparent murder-suicide on Tuesday in an effort to further the investigation.

Janelle Godinez, 33, and Ricardo Sanchez, 34, were found shot to death inside of a sport utility vehicle on a residential Turlock street.

Turlock police Lt. Ron Reid says officers responded late Monday afternoon to a 911 call reporting that a woman had been shot. They arrived to find a man and a woman dead in the vehicle’s front seat.

A preliminary investigation found that the two deceased were in a relationship, but did not live together.
Officers found a gun at the scene, but wouldn’t comment on if it was the gun that fired the shots.

Turlock Police Detectives are continuing with the investigation and are asking for anyone with information regarding this incident to contact Detective Brandon Bertram at (209) 668-5550 extension 6623.

The Turlock Police Department is an active participant in the Crime Stoppers Program. Callers can leave an anonymous tip by calling Crime Stoppers at (209) 521-4636 and may be eligible for a cash reward.

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