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Henderson couple identified in murder-suicide

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Posted at 12:11 PM, Oct 12, 2015
and last updated 2015-10-12 15:11:52-04

UPDATE: The Clark County coroner identified the woman killed as 63-year-old Karen Sue Ash and the man who committed suicide as 63-year-old Howard Bezoza. They both died of gunshot wounds to the head.

ORIGINAL STORY

A Henderson couple was found dead in their home on Tuesday night.

A 63-year-old man appears to have killed his wife before killing himself in an apparent murder-suicide.
 
Henderson Police were dispatched to the home at the 10 block of Via Paradiso in Lake Las Vegas after a friend received a text from the man that said he could no longer handle the stress and pain.
 
The friend called Henderson Police just after 9 p.m.
 
When officers arrived on scene they tried to make contact with the people inside but no one answered.
 
Officers and Henderson Fire entered the home and found the 63-year-old wife dead from an apparent gunshot wound and the man dead from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.
 
The couple lived alone in the house. Henderson Police had not been called to the house for any domestic violence issues in the past.
 
The woman’s death is the third murder in Henderson this year.