Roadside murder-suicide under investigation by Elk Grove Police

December 16, 2018 |  

Elk Grove Police are investigating what they are calling a murder-suicide that happened early this morning.

Shortly after midnight, police were dispatched to Elk Grove Boulevard just east of Interstate 5 after receiving calls about an adult female who was lying on the eastbound said of the road. When police arrived, they found the female who was need of immediate medical attention from a gunshot wound. 

The male, who was slumped over on the steering while of the car, was pronounced dead at the scene from a gunshot wound. The female was taken to an area hospital where she later died from her injuries. 

Detectives and Crime Scene Investigators responded to the scene and took over the investigation. The names of the deceased have not been released and identification will be made by the Sacramento County Coroner’s Office.

Based on statements from, and physical evidence found at the scene, detectives are treating this investigation as an apparent murder-suicide. Detectives believed this was an isolated incident and are not searching for any suspects.


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