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Couple dead in apparent murder-suicide

Posted: July 12, 2009 10:17 p.m.
Updated: July 13, 2009 4:55 a.m.
A man and a woman are dead after an apparent murder-suicide Sunday morning in Canyon Country.

According to a Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department report, police suspect that the man, who was married to the woman, killed his wife by using blunt force trauma to her head and upper torso before hanging himself in his backyard.

The incident took place at the 28000 block of Creston Court, which is near Canyon Country Park.

The body of the woman was discovered at 7:13 a.m. by a relative. Deputies discovered the body of the man with further search of the premises.

According to the report, it came to light that the man and woman were going through a divorce and had previous verbal altercations.

Both were pronounced dead at the scene, and their names were not released.

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