General Crime

* Walter Little and Julie Strack identified as coupled killed in apparent murder-suicide in Benicia on Vista Grande Avenue

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A 48-year-old man fatally shot his girlfriend before turning the gun on himself in their east Benicia home, police said today.Officers discovered the bodies of Walter Little and Julie Strack, 49, in the Vista Grande Avenue residence after Strack’s relative called police around 9:25 a.m. today and said she had not seen her in two days, police Lt. Mike Daley said.Police recovered a handgun at the scene of the apparent murder-suicide and are talking to the couple’s family members to determine a motive.There were no previous domestic violence reports involving Strack and Little who shared the home, Daley said.Police initially delayed entering the residence because they received an anonymous tip it might contain explosives. None was found and detectives continued their investigation this afternoon, Lt. Mike Daley said.

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