Mesa police investigate deaths of man, woman as murder-suicide

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by The Associated Press

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Posted on April 13, 2014 at 3:22 PM

Updated Tuesday, Apr 15 at 12:35 PM

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MESA, Ariz. (AP) -- Mesa police say the deaths of a man and woman found in a school parking lot are being investigated as a murder-suicide.
 
Sgt. Tony Landato says passers-by at Poston Junior High called 911 around 10:45 a.m. to report a suspicious vehicle with someone who appeared to be injured.
 
Landato says officers arrived and found the body of a man and a woman who was injured inside the vehicle.
 
Authorities say the woman was taken to a hospital where she died.
 
Landato says police are not disclosing the manner of death but preliminary evidence indicates a murder-suicide.

He did not release their identities but described them as young adults.
 
Detectives say there is no connection between the couple and the school.
 
Investigators plan to reopen a school parking lot Sunday afternoon.
 

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