Names released in North Phoenix murder-suicide

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By Mike Gertzman By Mike Gertzman
By Mike Gertzman By Mike Gertzman
By Mike Gertzman By Mike Gertzman
By Mike Gertzman By Mike Gertzman
By Mike Gertzman By Mike Gertzman

PHOENIX (AP) -- Police have released the names of the two people found dead in a North Phoenix home on Tuesday in apparent murder-suicide.

The victim was identified as 52-year-old Jennifer Palmer. The suspect is 52-year-old Blaine Palmer.

Investigators said a note was found in the home.

Police said a 14-year-old girl returned home Tuesday afternoon to find her stepfather dead in the home along with a gun.

Police said the girl's mother was found dead in the garage while seated in a car with gunshot damage to the vehicle.

They said it appears the shootings may have occurred sometime Tuesday morning.

Police said the couple had recently separated and the man had to be out of the home by Tuesday.

"That makes me sad, makes me very sad," says neighbor Jere Tudor.

The house is in a gated community near 67th Avenue and Jomax Road. Neighbors expressed their sympathy for the family.

"I don't think anything in life can ever be that bad," says Tudor. "That's not the answer, and I feel sorry for the daughter."

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