Tragic Murder-Suicide in Carlsbad Leaves Sheriff Identifying Victims

CARLSBAD, N.M. – The sheriff of Carlsbad, New Mexico has identified the victims of a tragic murder-suicide that rocked the community. The incident took place on December 23, 2023, and left four people dead, including two young children. The sheriff’s office has confirmed that the perpetrator was a male relative of the victims, and the incident is being investigated as a case of domestic violence.

According to the sheriff’s statement, the tragic incident unfolded in a residential neighborhood in Carlsbad. The authorities received a 911 call reporting gunshots, and upon arrival at the scene, discovered the bodies of the victims. The deceased have been identified as a 35-year-old woman, her 37-year-old husband, and their two children, aged 7 and 9. The perpetrator was identified as a 40-year-old male relative of the family.

The sheriff’s office is working with the local community to provide support and resources to those affected by the tragedy. The incident has sent shockwaves through the tight-knit community, prompting an outpouring of support and condolences for the victims’ family and friends. The sheriff has emphasized the importance of addressing domestic violence and its devastating impact on families and communities.

The investigation into this horrific murder-suicide is ongoing, and the sheriff’s office is urging anyone with information to come forward. The names of the victims have not been released out of respect for their families. The community is coming together to mourn the loss of the victims and support each other during this difficult time. The authorities are working diligently to uncover the circumstances that led to this tragic event and provide closure to the grieving community.