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.
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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.