Update: Two Found Dead in Possible Murder-Suicide or Double Suicide

Authorities said the victims were found dead inside of a room at the E-Z 8 Motel

Editor's Note: Late Friday night, Pleasanton police announced that the victims of this incident were a missing teen out of Pleasanton and a Livermore man. .

Updated, Friday 6:22 p.m.

Two people were found dead Friday at the E-Z 8 motel in what authorities believe may be a murder-suicide or double suicide, according to Newark Police.

Police responded to the motel off Cedar Court just before noon after the motel's staff found one female and one male unconcious inside of a room, according to Newark police.

The two victims were pronounced dead at the scene.

"The preliminary investigation indicates that it was either a murder-suicide or a tragic double suicide," Newark Police Chief James Leal said in a satatement.

The cause of death for the two victims is still unknown and the Alameda County Coroner’s Office has yet to notify the victims' next of kin. As a result, the victims' identities have not yet been released.

What appeared to be brown butcher paper was wrapped around pillars of the motel's second floor to surround a room above the motel's lobby. A car in the west side of the parking lot also had police tape around it and the east lot was closed off throughout Friday afternoon.

Newark Police Cmdr. Mike Carroll said authorities believe there are no outstanding suspects.

"We have our suspicions but at this point, we're waiting on the coroner for the cause of death," Carroll said. "What we know for certain is that we have two dead bodies."

Anyone with information rshould contact Newark Police Det. Cervantes at 510-578-4738. Anonymous tips can be called into the department's "Silent Witness" hotline at 510-578-4965.

Newark Patch will update this report as more details become available.

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Malissa October 05, 2012 at 06:34 PM
They Didnt hear the gun shots because they covered there kids ears.I think this place is a shit hole,and should only be used for teens who have no house to fuck in because it is cheap,and has more room then the backseat of a car.And yes a month or two at most staying here is okay to help you get on your two feet,But people actually LIVE HERE,for years at a time.its called get a JOB!and rent a room.When you have a kid here,its sad because you are risking there lifes no only with a bullet crossing your room,but thinking that this life style is okay.Hookers are walking by all hours, people partying, hanging out in the parking lot, smokeing,snorting,shooting up,whos knows what else.SO the PERSON I KNEW THAT LIVED HERE,(had a good job,made good money,had a six year old,and would rather spend it on drugs,or his grown ass family who didnt work,instead of trying to find a better place for him and his son.)SO NO i dont agree with this.ADULTS ''OK'' CHILDREN ''NOT''
Cindy October 05, 2012 at 06:53 PM
There you go, profiling. What do you know? when you lose a home due to getting layed off work, and it gets put in as an eviction YOU CANT FIND ANYONE TO RENT TO YOU!! Also, there are some that are working, have legal jobs, dont do drugs, dont drink. We as a family are trying to find someone to rent to us. On top of that, I have been put on disability due to a neck injury. I have to have surgery. That is not ok with me. I have been off 2 months and YET to see a disability check. Thanks to the great state of CA. So if you are so good, why dont you help the families that dont do drugs or drink or do any thing illegal in findng housing? You dont get it do you. The city, state or churches wont help.
MissJade October 15, 2012 at 06:57 PM
Are you serious? You are complaining about a comment that was made stereotypically because of that spot.Your case is a circumstantial one.Two lives were taken..one of which was to be my son in law. How do YOU NOT HEAR TWO GUNSHOTS..NO MATTER WHAT TIME IT IS DAY OR NIGHT? And how is it that they were not DISCOVERED UNTIL NOON TIME? Some people have sum explaining to do..Starting with the manager of that Hotel.
Cindy October 15, 2012 at 07:13 PM
We were told by the police that were investigating that we would NOT have heard the gun shots. I am one of the only ones that have been asking for people to not be negative on the comments here. If you will look back over the comments. I have a 17 year old daughter that I as a mom want to protect. And yes, the answers you will need to go further to get. I would not have heard them because of the medication that I am on due to a neck injury. I am very sad about what happened. As I have lost a child, I know how that feels. I am sorry for the loss for you. And the loss of your son in law. And if I understand correctly, then he was going to marry your daughter then? Some of the people that were there at that time are still having nightmares about it. I have your family in my prayers every night, and will continue to pray.
James Nelson October 15, 2012 at 07:28 PM
This Story is like so last Month. Jade if you really are a Member of either Family and think you have a Case, go thru the Proper Channels. Other wise you are preaching to Crickets. Want to Answer some of your own Questions? Go spend a Single Night at the Motel along with all the Meth Addicts, Gang Bangers, and Prostitutes whom look like Clowns from a Nicky Minaj Music Video. These two young people decided to end their Lives and that is not anyone's Fault except for the Deceased. If it were as simple as blaming the Establishment, this hell hole would have been shut down years ago. Moving On...


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