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Woman identified in apparent murder-suicide in south Sacramento County

The Sacramento County Coroner’s Office has released the name of a woman who died Thursday in an apparent murder-suicide in south Sacramento County.

The Coroner’s Office website identifies her as Gail E. Martinez, 52.

About 9:30 a.m. Thursday, a relative reported finding the bodies of a man and woman inside a home in the 8000 block of Tevrin Way, which is near Elk-Grove Florin and Calvine roads.

Sacramento County sheriff’s deputies arrived at the home, along with medical personnel who pronounced the man and woman deceased. Deputies went door-to-door in the neighborhood to find out what they could about the couple.

Sheriff’s officials said detectives believe the man killed his wife, then himself. No motive has been identified.

The man’s name has not been released.

Call The Bee’s Cathy Locke, (916) 321-5287.