LONG BEACH, Calif. (FOX 11) - Authorities are investigating an apparent murder-suicide in Long Beach.
According to investigators, family members located the bodies of Blanca Dominguez, 43, and Oscar Montoya, 38, on Sunday afternoon inside their residence located in the 600 block of West 14th Street.
When police arrived at the scene, they located the deceased female with multiple stab wounds to her upper and lower torso and the deceased male with an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound to his upper torso. Based on the investigation, authorities believe Montoya killed his wife, before taking his own life.
The family members who located the bodies were reportedly concerned for the couple's well-being based on recent communication from both individuals, police said.
Two firearms and a knife were recovered from the scene. There were no previously reported incidents of domestic violence between Dominguez and Montoya and the couple did not have any children.
Authorities said that a motive for the shooting is unclear and the investigation remains ongoing.
Anyone with information is urged to contact Long Beach Police Homicide Detectives Solorio or Mattia at 562-570-7244. Anonymous tips may be submitted through “LA Crime Stoppers” by calling 1-800-222-8477, downloading the “P3 Tips” app to your smartphone or visiting www.lacrimestoppers.org.