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Two found dead in suspected murder-suicide on I-80

Published: Tuesday, July 28 2015 11:51 a.m. MDT

Two adults found dead Friday inside a vehicle on an I-80 off-ramp were likely killed in a murder-suicide, police say. (KSL.com) Two adults found dead Friday inside a vehicle on an I-80 off-ramp were likely killed in a murder-suicide, police say. (KSL.com)

SALT LAKE CITY — Two adults found dead Friday inside a vehicle on an I-80 off-ramp were likely killed in a murder-suicide, police said.

A female driver and male passenger were located inside an SUV pulled to the right side of the ramp near Redwood Road. Investigators said both victims appeared to have gunshot wounds to the head.

"It appears the driver was shot first, and then the passenger shot himself," Utah Highway Patrol Lt. Steven Winward said.

The vehicle's occupants were identified as Felipe Rodriguez, 37, and Iris Rodriguez, 32. 

The incident took place around 9 a.m. UHP troopers were notified by a witness who saw the vehicle leave the roadway, Winward said. The vehicle has a Utah license plate, and investigators believe the victims were local residents.

Police investigate a murder-suicide along I-80 near Redwood Road on Friday, Feb. 8, 2013. (Shara Park, Deseret News) Police investigate a murder-suicide along I-80 near Redwood Road on Friday, Feb. 8, 2013. (Shara Park, Deseret News)

Benjamin Wood

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