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Police suspect murder-suicide in deaths at Citrus Heights home

Police say they believe the death of two people at a Citrus Heights residence Tuesday night is a case of murder-suicide.

Lt. Michael Wells of the Citrus Heights Police Department said officers responded to a residence in the 6500 block of Mossview Way about 11:17 p.m. Tuesday. They found a man and woman dead and a firearm at the scene, Wells said. The two were discovered in the home by someone who knew them and called police, Wells said.

The Sacramento County Coroner’s Office identified the two as Timothy Tigner, 39, of Citrus Heights and Frankie Collins, 34, of Sacramento. Wells said the two are believed to have been involved in a dating relationship.

He said police were not releasing any information on which of the two was believed to be the homicide victim and which the suicide.

Cathy Locke: 916-321-5287, @lockecathy