Two found dead in apparent murder-suicide

OCEANSIDE — A man was found hung and a woman dead at 432 Edgehill Lane the morning of Feb. 6.

Police officers responded to a call to check on the welfare of the woman at the address.

They found the condo locked and windows closed, but upon further investigation one officer saw a person on the floor.

The person was unresponsive to the officer’s requests.

Deeming the situation an emergency the officers forced entry and found a black woman and white man dead. Both appeared to be in their 40s or 50s.

Lt. Leonard Cosby credits the responding officer for going the extra mile and finding a cause to enter the residence.

The San Diego Medical Examiners Office had not released the names of the deceased as of Feb. 10, pending notification of family.

10 News reported that neighbors identified the woman and man as a married couple who were going through a “bad divorce” that would be final in March. They said the husband was having difficulty moving on. They reported last seeing him Feb. 3, but not seeing his wife.

The apparent murder-suicide is under investigation. The exact date of death has not yet been determined.

Cosby confirmed that neighbors said they called police to check on the residence Feb. 5, but police did not respond. Cosby said it is rare that officers would not be sent. The call is being looked into to determine if the decision was within policy.

 

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  1. Roy says:

    “Lt. Leonard Cosby credits the responding officer for going the extra mile and finding a cause to enter the residence.” What did this actually accomplish? Finding them before more decomposition had taken place?

    Wouldn’t it have potentially been more useful had they come out when they were called on Feb 5?

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