The bodies of a man and a woman were found by Carlsbad police at a home on Village Drive on Saturday in what investigators said they believe was a murder-suicide.
Officers were called to check the welfare of residents at a home in the 500 block of Village Drive at 6:09 p.m. Saturday, said Lt. Jason Jackowski of the Carlsbad Police Department.
Police had been told that the subject inside the home had sent a message to a family member indicating that he had killed his ex-girlfriend and was going to kill himself, Jackowski said.
"Upon arriving, officers forced entry into the home and located two deceased individuals inside,'' the lieutenant said.
The victims have been identified by the San Diego County Medical Examiner's Office as Mary Knott, 44, and the deceased suspect as Hilton Williams, 33.