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Coroner: Lakewood Couple Died In Murder-Suicide

LAKEWOOD (  —   Detectives with the Lakewood station investigating the fatal shootings of two people -- a man and a woman -- determined their deaths were a murder-suicide.

The couple was found in a home in the 5000 block of Pepperwood Avenue. Coroner's officials say the woman died from a homicide and the man died from suicide.

The woman was identified later as 26-year-old Miranda Walton. The name of the man, who was also in his 20s, was withheld, pending family notification.

Detectives were called to the location reportedly because a woman was screaming for help.

Paramedics were summoned to the location. Both the man and the woman were pronounced dead at the scene.

Authorities described the victims as a Latina and a white male.

Officials said there was no signs of forced entry. A weapon was recovered. At this time, officials also said there were no outstanding suspects.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department's Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500. Or if you wish to remain Anonymous, call "LA Crime Stoppers" --  (800) 222-TIPS (8477),

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