2 Found Dead in Borrego Springs Home - NBC 7 San Diego

2 Found Dead in Borrego Springs Home



    2 Found Dead in Borrego Springs Home

    Investigators with the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department are looking into two shooting deaths inside a Borrego Springs home.

    Deputies were asked to stop by a home owned by Jim and Judy Meier on Saint Thomas Drive to perform a welfare check. When they arrived there just after 6 p.m. Monday, they looked through a window and saw the body of a Jim Meier, 59, on the couch in the living room. 

    Inside the home, deputies confirmed the man was dead and found another body, that of a Judy Winter Meier, 61, in the kitchen of the home.

    Deputies said it appears Jim Meier shot and killed his wife before turning the gun on himself.

    Judy Meier was a well known editor for the Borrego Sun newspaper and a beloved member of the desert community.

    Neighbors said the couple had a rocky marriage and Judy had recently filed for divorce.

    "I am in disbelief, said friend and neighbor Kathy Paredes.  "She was an inspiration, a very lovely, lovely person."

    Co-workers at Borrego Sun said Judy had worked for the newspaper for more than 35 years.


    Keep up to date on breaking news: Follow us on Twitter@nbcsandiego, fan us on Facebook, sign up for our breaking news e-mail alerts or text SDBREAKING to 622339 to receive text messages for local breaking news. (Standard rates apply)