Officials believe man killed girlfriend, self near Austin
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Authorities believe a man fatally shot his girlfriend and then killed himself in front of their home near Austin.
The Travis County sheriff’s office said Saturday that 26-year-old Omar Garcia apparently killed 23-year-old Nancy Garcia before killing himself.
Their bodies were discovered Friday morning after a passing motorist saw Omar Garcia’s body lying next to a vehicle and called 911. When deputies arrived they found Nancy Garcia dead in the driver’s seat of the vehicle. A pistol was lying next to Omar Garcia.
The sheriff’s office said Omar Garcia was recently arrested for assault/family violence and Nancy Garcia was the victim.
The sheriff’s office says there doesn’t appear to be a connection between the two deaths and the discovery last month of a body within a mile of their house.