Marine, Wife Found Dead in SoCal Home

Victims died from gunshot wounds

The bodies of an Iraqi war veteran and his wife are found in Riverside and authorities are calling it a homicide.

Officials said the bodies of Sgt. Jan P. Pietrzak, 24, and his wife, Quianna Jenkins- Pietrzak 26, were found on Oct. 15 in their home in Winchester.  An autopsy found both died from gunshot wounds to the head.

Pietrzak served with Operation Iraqi Freedom as a member of the 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing.  He was a helicopter airframe mechanic with Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 164. 

Pietrzak was from Brooklyn, New York. 

Officials said the bodies were found after arson investigators responded to a fire at the home.  Sheriff's deputies said it appears the fire was set "in what was an unsuccessful attempt to burn evidence."

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