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Trooper Officials Believe Soldotna Homicide/Suicide Driven by Domestic Violence

May 29, 2013|By Neil Torquiano | Channel 2 News

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — An elderly man and woman found dead in an apparent murder suicide Tuesday evening in Soldotna have been identified.

On Wednesday, Alaska State Troopers identified the deceased as 69-year-old Earl Moore and 66-year-old Lynda Moore, both of Soldotna.

According to the Associated Press, AST officials have identified the Moores as a recently divorced couple, leading investigators to believe the homicide/suicide may have been motivated by domestic violence.

Around 5:22 p.m. Tuesday, AST began investigating two people found dead near one of the person’s home in the Skyline neighborhood.

Troopers wrote, “initial indications are that these persons are known to one another, and this event appears to possibly be a domestic violence homicide, immediately followed by a suicide.”

The Alaska Bureau of Investigation will continue the investigation. Next of kin have been notified.

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Channel 2's Jessica Ridgway contributed to an update of this story.

Contact Neil Torquiano

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