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September 18, 2012 > Couple found dead in motel

Couple found dead in motel

Submitted By Cmdr. Mike Carroll, Newark PD

On Friday, September 14 at approximately 11:48 a.m., staff at the EZ 8 Motel located a male and a female unconscious and not breathing in a room at the motel. NPD Officers along with paramedics from the Alameda County Fire Department arrived and the male and female were pronounced dead at the scene. The preliminary investigation indicates that it was either a murder-suicide or a tragic double suicide.

The Alameda County Coroner's Office confirmed the identities of the male and female as a 24 year old male from Livermore. The female was identified as a 17 year old female from Pleasanton. The investigation continues into this incident and will take several months pending the completion of the autopsy and laboratory results, before we will be able to determine the cause of death.

Our condolences go out to both families as they attempt to cope with this tragedy.


This is an ongoing investigation and there are Detectives assigned to the case. Witnesses to the incident should contact the Newark Police Department's Investigations Division at (510) 578-4247.

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