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Bodies found in La Cresta identified as 2 O.C. residents; murder-suicide likely

August 3, 2009 |  5:31 pm

A man and woman from Orange County who were found shot to death in La Cresta appeared to have been involved in a murder-suicide, authorities said today.

The bodies of Juan Arellano Donate, 26, of Garden Grove and Mirian Yazmin Arredondo Garcia, 19, of Santa Ana were discovered on Saturday near Hombre Lane in an unincorporated area of Riverside County west of Murrieta.

The two had been in a relationship that ended a month ago, according to Lake Elsinore police. Donate had apparently been trying to rekindle the relationship, police said.

-- My-Thuan Tran, reporting from Orange County