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Police ID couple found dead in suburban Phoenix home

PHOENIX — Authorities have released the names of a couple found dead in the
Ahwatukee Foothills area of Phoenix in an apparent murder-suicide.

Phoenix police said officers responded to the home southwest of Phoenix about
12:30 p.m. Monday after getting a call and found a man and woman dead in a
bedroom.

Police identified the couple Tuesday as 61-year-old Stanley E. Mahowald and his
61-year-old wife Barbara J. Mahowand.

Police said both victims were found with gunshot wounds and it appears to be a
murder-suicide because the home’s front door was locked and there was no sign of
forced entry.

Police said nobody else was found in the home and a call came from a relative of
the victims who lived nearby.

They said investigators believe Stanley Mahowald fatally shot his wife and then
himself.

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