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2 Bodies Found In, Near Motel 6 In Stanton

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STANTON (AP) — Deputies have found the bodies of a recently estranged couple in and around an Orange County motel.

Sheriff’s spokesman Jim Amormino says the man’s body was found with a gunshot wound Friday in the Stanton motel room with a window shot out. Amormino says it appears the wound may have been self-inflicted.

Amormino Says Murder-Suicide or Double Homicide Suspected, KNX 1070’s Mike Landa Reports

The woman’s body was found in the back seat of an SUV owned by the man outside the hotel. Her body showed no obvious sign of trauma and her cause of death remained unclear pending an autopsy.

Friends and family members told investigators that the two were involved in a relationship that the woman had recently broken off.

Amormino says the bodies were found by deputies responding to reports of a man acting suspiciously around the SUV.

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