Ingrid Del Rio-Garcia was killed in a murder-suicide in East Haven. (WFSB/family photo)
Lt. David Emerman during Wednesday's news conference. (WFSB photo)
EAST HAVEN, CT (WFSB) -
Police in East Haven officially called the deaths of a mother and her boyfriend a murder-suicide.
On Wednesday, police held a news conference at 10 a.m. at their headquarters where they identified Ingrid Del Rio-Garcia, 37, and 43-year-old Guillermo Rodriguez as the people involved.
“There was a note found in the apartment," said Lt. David Emerman, East Haven police. "We don’t know when it was written. It was definitely threatening in nature.”
Emerman said it referenced Del Rio-Garcia taking away their children, though they don't yet know when it was written.
Del Rio-Garcia and Rodriguez were found dead in a home on Foxon Boulevard Monday night. A concerned relative called police after they were not able to make contact with them. Del Rio-Garcia was an avid Facebook poster, but had not posted anything to the social media website in 24 hours.
“We believe that the murder-suicide occurred the night before," Emerman said.
Neighbors told police that they heard something resembling multiple shots around 11:30 p.m. on Sunday night.
Investigators said Del Rio-Garcia was shot multiple times with one gun and Rodriguez died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound from another.
They said three guns were found on the scene, all of which were legally owned by Rodriguez.
The victim's sister said Del Rio-Garcia was a mother of three children, two of which she had with Rodriguez. She and Rodriguez had been together for 10 years. They had lived on Foxon Boulevard for five years.
“We don’t know what their relationship was like," Emerman said. "The Department of Children and Families was notified.”
East Haven detectives and the state police Major Crimes Unit continues to look into what happened.
Police said no additional suspects are being sought.
They continue to ask anyone with information to call 203-468-3820.
This is the second tragedy in just two months in East Haven. Back in June, the bodies of two young children were found in their Strong Street home, just about a half mile away from this murder-suicide. The children's mother is being charged in their death.
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