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3 dead in suspected murder-suicide in Coolidge

Posted at 8:26 AM, Jan 29, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-29 10:26:03-05
Coolidge police say the shooting deaths of three people along a rural road appear to be a case of murder-suicide.
 
Police said 75-year-old Francisco Renteria Valenzuela and married couple 45-year-old Reyna Idalia Renteria and 57-year-old Everardo Verduzco, were found dead on Wednesday. All suffered gunshot wounds and a handgun was found by Verduzco, who was married to Rayna Renteria.
 
Coolidge Police Sgt. Mark Tercero says interviews with family members of the deceased suggest there was a marital dispute that may have led to the deaths. A final determination of the cause of death will be made after investigators conduct ballistic tests.
 
The Casa Grande Dispatch reports that Pinal County Supervisor Steve Miller discovered the bodies while driving.