Financial woes may be factor in Fresno apparent murder-suicide

The Fresno BeeNovember 17, 2013 

Financial struggles may have played a role in the apparent murder-suicide of a Fresno couple whose bodies were found Saturday at a northwest Fresno home, police Lt. Mark Salazar said Sunday.

A female relative who lives at the home in the 6500 block of West Celeste Avenue found the couple, shot to death, around 12:20 p.m. Saturday, police said. When officers arrived, the relative led them to the two victims in an upstairs room. The identities of the man and woman have not been released.

Police believe the shooting might have occurred on Friday, the last time that family members had contact with them.

Officers said they found a semi-automatic handgun next to the victims, who appear to be in their 30s. Family members and friends told police the couple were married three months ago in India.

Police are still investigating and believe there are no outstanding suspects.

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