Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Columbus, GA: Names, new details released in Columbus murder suicide

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) -Two families are in mourning after a couple was found dead at a south Columbus business Tuesday afternoon.

Gonzalo Garcia, 38, is believed to have shot his fiancée 27-year-old Victoria Jacquez in the head and then himself, becoming the fifth homicide this year.

Garcia was a captain assigned to the 199th infantry regiment here at Fort Benning. He moved here from Fort Bliss, Texas with Jacquez in October.

 Authorities say Garcia used a 40-Caliber Smith and Wesson hand gun to commit the crime, and Jacquez didn't even know it was coming.

It's still unclear why Garcia took his fiancée's life and then his own. Authorities say they did not find a note on the scene.

News Leader 9's Brittany Dionne went back up to the scene Wednesday to try to speak with the employee that found the couple but they declined to comment on the case.

Of course we will continue to follow this story and bring you details as they become available.

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