Officials identify man, woman found dead in east Louisville murder-suicide
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WAVE) - A man and woman found dead near a vehicle in an apparent murder-suicide close to Jeffersontown have been identified by officials.
Marlene Blandon Chamorro, 43, and Fidel Lara-Ruiz, 56, were confirmed dead by asphyxia, according to the Jefferson County Coroner’s Office.
Louisville Metro Police confirmed a death investigation was underway after the two were found dead on Thursday morning.
Officers responded to a report of a person down on the 9400 block of Doral Court around 9:00 a.m. Thursday.
When officers arrived on scene they found an adult man, later identified as Lara-Ruiz, dead outside of a car, LMPD said.
During their investigation at the scene, officers located a woman, later identified as Chamorro, who was also down but she was located inside the vehicle.
EMS was called and both were pronounced dead.
LMPD’s Homicide Unit has opened a death investigation, and confirmed on Friday afternoon the incident is being classified as a murder-suicide investigation.
Officials said details on who may have been the aggressor are not yet being shared due to the active investigation.
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