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Police investigate possible murder-suicide in Irvine Terrace area of Corona del Mar

The house in Corona del Mar where Newport Beach police are investigating a possible murder-suicide Tuesday.
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Newport Beach police are investigating a possible murder-suicide in Corona del Mar, a department spokeswoman said Tuesday.

Officers found two bodies inside a home in the 700 block of Malabar Drive, police spokeswoman Heather Rangel said.

The bodies were not yet identified, Rangel said, adding that the deceased were a man and a woman.

Police did not say what caused the deaths or whether the man or the woman was believed to be the killer.


Officers had responded to a 7:53 a.m. call to check on the Irvine Terrace home when they discovered the bodies.

Malabar Drive was closed to traffic, Rangel said.

Neighbors interviewed by the Daily Pilot Tuesday afternoon said they did not know who lived in the single-story home, however, one resident said it was recently remodeled.

No additional information was provided by police.


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