Authorities Monday identified a terrified, screaming woman who investigators say was murdered by her boyfriend before he fatally shot himself at their home in Lakewood.
There was no immediate word of a motive or what may have prompted the relationship to end in bloody tragedy.
The bodies were found about 3:25 p.m. Sunday in the 5900 block of Pepperwood Avenue, said sheriff’s Deputy Grace Medrano.
The woman was identified as Miranda Walton, 26, said coroner’s Assistant Chief Ed Winter. The man was identified as Austin McQuade, 27, said Winter.
Deputies went to the location in response to a call reporting that a woman was screaming for police, said sheriff’s Sgt. Aura Sierra.
Once inside they found the man and woman on the floor suffering from gunshot wounds, Sierra said.
They were pronounced dead at the scene.
Deputies found no sign of a forced entry, and discovered a gun at the scene, Sierra said. There do not appear to be any outstanding suspects, Sierra added.
Anyone with information on the deaths was asked to call the Sheriff’s Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500.
—City News Service
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