The Riverside County coroner Sunday publicly identified the man whose body was discovered along with a woman inside a Murrieta residence.
Paul Burke was 65 and a resident of San Diego, the coroner’s office said. The woman was still not publicly identified but a Murrieta resident, the coroner said.
The bodies of the two victims were discovered by officers at 9:41 p.m. Friday inside a residence in the 2400 block of Jonquil Circle, a cul-de-sac off Jefferson Avenue, according to the Murrieta Police Department.
Officers were at the location conducting a welfare check that was prompted by a concerned out-of-town caller who was unable to contact family members at the home, police said. When officers arrived, nobody answered the door, but after gaining access to the home, they found two people dead inside, police said.
Officers also encountered a man they described as uncooperative and who barricaded himself in the residence, triggering an hours-long standoff with police.
A SWAT team was called to the scene and the man, identified as Andrew Burke, was arrested at 2:39 a.m.
“The investigation is ongoing but appears to be domestic related and contained to the residence,” police said.
The Riverside County sheriff’s website shows Andrew Burke is 25, was booked for suspicion of two counts of second degree murder and obstruction and was in custody at the Cois Byrd Detention Center in Murrieta on $1 million bail.
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