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Troopers identify persons in apparent murder-suicide case

Posted: May 28, 2013 - 10:46pm  |  Updated: May 29, 2013 - 11:06am

Soldotna-based Alaska State Troopers have identified the persons Tuesday night's homicide-suicide case as Earl Moore, 69, and Lynda Moore, 66, both of Soldotna.

According to trooper records the couple had recently divorced. The investigation is ongoing, but the evidence collected on scene indicates the incident was a domestic violence homicide followed by a suicide.

Trooper spokesperson Megan Peters said the assault appears to have initiated in the driveway of the residence in the Skyline neighborhood just outside Soldotna. The victims were found deceased near the property line of the residence and the roadway.

Peters said only one weapon appears to have been used and witnesses in the area heard gunshots. As of 11 a.m. Wednesday no one has notified troopers of witnessing the actual assault.

Troopers responded to the residence at 5:22 p.m. Tuesday.

The Soldotna-based Alaska Bureau of Investigation has responded and will continue the investigation. Next of kin have been notified.

 

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