2 people found dead in suspected murder-suicide in Yosemite West

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Yosemite National Park appears in an undated photo. (Carolyn Cole/Los Angeles Times)

Yosemite National Park appears in an undated photo. (Carolyn Cole/Los Angeles Times)

Two people were found dead Thursday in Yosemite West, a small community accessed through Yosemite National Park, in what officials are describing as a murder-suicide.

The Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office, which is investigating the case with the California Department of Justice crime lab in Fresno, said Friday that officials responded to reports of a possible deceased person around 4 p.m. Thursday.

Deputies found a deceased man and woman who officials said they believe were visiting the county. The sheriff’s office said that investigators think the woman shot the man multiple times before killing herself and that it has no additional people of interest.

The names of the deceased are being withheld pending next of kin notifications.

Read the full story at LATimes.com.

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