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Couple identified in Orange County murder-suicide

July 29, 2010 |  1:44 pm

StaceyTomekiaBryant A husband and wife found dead in an upscale Orange County community died as a result of a murder-suicide, authorities said Thursday.

Stacey Tomekia Bryant, 38, and Eddie Lydell Bryant, 39, were found shot to death Wednesday afternoon in the home they owned in Rancho Santa Margarita.

Eddie Bryant appeared to have shot his wife before turning the gun on himself, said homicide investigator Dan Salcedo of the Orange County Sheriff's Department.

Salcedo said some "writings" were found at the scene but he could not discuss their contents. There were indications the Bryants, who had been together since high school and had no children, may have been having "relationship issues," Salcedo said.

EddieLydellBryant Eddie Bryant was unemployed and his wife recently worked in a mortgage-related business, Salcedo said.

-- Jean Merl

Photos: Stacey Bryant and Eddie Bryant. Credit: Orange County Sheriff's Department