Police investigating murder-suicide at home in Maricopa

MARICOPA, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) – Police are investigating a murder-suicide at a home in Maricopa.

The incident occurred at a home near State Route 347 and Bowlin Road on Wednesday morning.

At one point, Maricopa police told Arizona's Family that there was an attempted suicide at the home; they later said officers were trying to gain access.

Once inside, Maricopa police said it was a murder-suicide investigation. 

On Thursday morning, Maricopa police said the suspect has been identified as 37-year-old Matthew Padzunas and the victim is 37-year-old Vanessa Plama. Police say the two were a married couple.

Stay with Arizona’s Family for updates on this story.


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