Man Killed Girlfriend, Her Mom in Warner Springs Murder-Suicide

A 52-year-old man fatally shot his 28-year-old girlfriend and her mother before turning the gun on himself in Warner Springs last week, San Diego County Sheriff's investigators said Monday.

Sadie Louise Stockalper and Steven M. Keith were having issues in their dating relationship before they were found with gunshot wounds Friday in the 30600 block of Chihuahua Valley Road, along with Stockalper's 63-year-old mother, Felice Elena Howard-Vinnard.

Stockalper and Howard-Vinnard died from multiple shots to their upper bodies.

Keith was still alive by the time emergency crews arrived, but he died as an ambulance tried to take him to a helicopter.

Deputies say problems in the relationship may have led Keith to shoot Stockalper and her mother with a handgun before shooting himself.

The sheriff's investigation is still ongoing.

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