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Man and woman found dead in apparent murder-suicide in Norwalk

October 18, 2009 |  8:42 pm

A man and a woman were found dead of gunshot wounds Saturday afternoon in Norwalk, in what authorities believe was a murder-suicide.

Officers responded to a report of assault with a deadly weapon in the 11500 block of Tina Street at 12:50 p.m., said Rick Pedroza, a deputy sheriff. Upon entering the location, sheriff’s deputies found a man and a woman, both dead from gunshot wounds, Pedroza said.

Deputies believe it was a murder-suicide, Pedroza said. A handgun was recovered at the scene.

The woman was identified Sunday as Toni Vazueta, 29, of Norwalk. The man’s identity has not been released, pending notification of his family.

--My-Thuan Tran