Woman, man identified in Battle Ground ‘murder-suicide’


The medical examiner identified cause of death as well

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — The two people killed in an apparent murder-suicide in Battle Ground were identified by the Clark County Medical Examiner’s Office on Monday.

The medical examiner confirmed that 50-year-old Rita Sizemore was killed by multiple gunshot wounds. Her death was ruled as a homicide.

Additionally, the medical examiner found that 54-year-old Leon Garcia died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head.

Clark County Sheriff’s deputies discovered Sizemore and Garcia both dead in a Battle Ground home on Sunday, May 3. Detectives with the Major Crimes Unit were called to investigate the “apparent murder-suicide.”

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