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Stockton Police Investigating Suspected Murder-Suicide In Motel Parking Lot

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STOCKTON (CBS13) – Stockton police are investigating the city’s record 63rd murder of year after a motel employee found two people dead inside a vehicle in the motel parking lot Tuesday afternoon.

The deaths are being investigated as a murder-suicide after two bodies were found inside a vehicle parked at the Red Roof Inn off of Fremont Street.

Evidence inside the vehile leads police to believe a man shot the female victim then sometime after that shot himself, police said.

The SUV was parked next to a dumpster and police said a maintenance worker at the motel found the bodies at around 12:30. p.m.

Police arrived on scene and also found a gun inside the vehicle with the bodies.

As of 5 p.m., the coroner hadn’t arrived to remove the bodies as the investigation continued. The vehicle was still in the parking lot covered with a blue tarp.

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