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Desert Hot Springs Police investigate overnight murder-suicide

Man reportedly called police early Thursday morning saying he'd killed his wife and was going to kill himself

Man reportedly called police early Thursday morning saying he'd killed his wife and was going to kill himself

DESERT HOT SPRINGS, Calif. - Desert Hot Springs Police were investigating an apparent murder-suicide early Thursday morning.   

The Riverside County Coroner's office identified the two late Thursday morning only as 60-year-olds.

A statement from police said a man reportedly called overnight saying he'd killed his wife.

The 911 call came in at 2:22 a.m., from a residence on the 13500 block of Cerrita Way, according to the statement.  The cul de sac neighborhood is located south of Hacienda Avenue and west of Mountain View Road.

A man said he had killed his wife and that he was going to kill himself.

Arriving officers found a man and woman inside the residence, both dead.

There was no word on what type of injuries they had suffered.

Police said an investigation was underway.


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