Natalie Rangel-Diaz and John Thomas Diaz Found Dead in Apparent Murder-Suicide

The bodies were found in this home in the 700 block of South Morningstar Drive.
The bodies were found in this home in the 700 block of South Morningstar Drive.
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Friday was a wild one in Anaheim, where a man delivered his wife's baby in their car along the 91 freeway (with their three other kids inside), and one man was captured and a second was shot to death by police after the robbery of an electronics store. But it all started with the discovery of a murder-suicide involving a married couple with baby child in what appears to be a quiet Anaheim Hills neighborhood.

Grandparents had come to the home in the 700 block of South Morningstar Drive Friday morning to babysit their 7-month-old granddaughter. But after they walked inside, they found the bodies of their daughter and son-in-law on the first-floor of the two-story home, according to Lt. Bob Dunn, the Anaheim Police spokesman.

Cops called around 8:29 a.m. discovered that the couple had suffered gunshot wounds, a handgun was nearby and the baby girl was found unharmed in a bedroom upstairs. The child was later placed in protective custody pending the investigation, Dunn said.

Natalie Rangel-Diaz and John Thomas Diaz, both 32, were pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics. Dunn said no shooting suspects are being sought. "The investigation into how the suspected murder/suicide took place is ongoing," he added.

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Details on the fatal police shooting after the robbery follow in the next post.

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