Murder Suicide Suspected in Two Deaths

At approximately 1:15PM today, February 14, 2014, Sheriff’s deputies responded to the area of Vineyard Way / Crystal Creek Drive in response to a report of a shooting. 

When deputies arrived, they contacted an independent witness working in the area who reported a man and a woman who were motionless near a creek.  Deputies were able to determine the man and woman were deceased. 

Sheriff’s Homicide Detectives responded to the scene and have preliminary confirmed this to be an apparent murder/suicide. 

The relationship of the man and woman has not yet been determined. The identities of the decedents will be released by the Sacramento County Coroner’s Office pending notification to their next of kin.