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3 Bodies Found In Amador County Home In Suspected Double Murder-Suicide

PINE GROVE (CBS13) - Authorities found three bodies inside of an Amador County home early Thursday morning in a suspected double murder-suicide.

The incident happened a home along Hilltop Street in the Pine Grove area.

The Amador County Sheriff's Department says deputies responded just after 3 a.m. to investigate a possible suicide. The deputies soon found three people dead inside the home.

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Scene of the murder-suicide investigation in Amador County. (Credit; Bill Lavallie at the Ledger Dispatch)

All three had apparent gunshot wounds, deputies say.

The three have been identified by the Amador County sheriff as 60-year-old Richard Thayer II, 26-year-old Jacob Jedidiah Thayer and 27-year-old Marie Ann Leonetti. Detectives have said not how, if at all, the three are related.

Detectives are still at the scene investigating.

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