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Fayetteville Apartment Deaths Ruled Murder-Suicide

Posted July 5, 2007 6:38 a.m. EDT
Updated July 5, 2007 10:33 p.m. EDT

— Police on Thursday determined that two people found shot to death in a Fayetteville apartment were the victims of a murder-suicide.

Officers responded to the Cambridge Arms Apartments near McPherson Church and Morganton Roads on  Tuesday after receiving a call from a neighbor who was concerned that all of the windows were open. An officer found the bodies of a man and a woman inside.

Police on Thursday said the preliminary investigations showed Kenny Y. Salas, 30, shot 23-year-old Katherine Mardell Krejci, his girlfriend, before turning the gun on himself.

Krejci's co-workers said she had missed several days of work. Police haven't said how long the bodies were in the apartment before they were discovered.

The case remains under investigation.