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Officials believe man killed girlfriend, self near Austin

August 25, 2018

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.

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