Deputies Investigate Apparent Murder-Attempted Suicide in Spring Valley

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    The suspect in an apparent murder-attempted suicide in Spring Valley has been identified as 58-year-old Michael Mifflin. NBC 7’s Dave Summers talked to neighbors who say Mifflin led a normal life. (Published Wednesday, Aug 13, 2014)

    A Spring Valley man is accused of killing his female roommate and then trying to take his own life, officials said. 

    The suspect has been identified as 58-year-old Michael Mifflin.

    Woman Found Dead in Spring Valley Home

    [DGO] Woman Found Dead in Spring Valley Home
    NBC 7's Elena Gomez reports on the investigation into the death of a woman found dead by her roommate on Tuesday, August 12, 2014. (Published Wednesday, Aug 13, 2014)

    San Diego County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a home in the 600 block of Parkbrook Street near Noeline Avenue around 6:45 p.m. Tuesday. Officials said a woman called 911 and reported she had found her roommate was dead.

    When deputies got to the home, they found the dead woman in one room and Mifflin in another with self-inflicted cuts to his wrists.

    Sheriff's officials said the victim showed signs of trauma but did not share details of her injuries. Her name has not been released.

    Mifflin was treated at the hospital and then taken into custody. However, he suffered an emergency while in jail and was taken back to the hospital, officials said. The suspect remains in the hospital and has not been charged with murder yet.

    Neighbors told NBC 7 that the people who lived in the home kept to themselves.

    “It’s surprising. Nothing ever happens like this in this neighborhood. Never had so many cop cars here," neighbor Gisela Tello said.

    Deputies said they have not identified a motive, but they don't believe the two were romantically involved.

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