SUBURBAN LAKE WORTH, Fla. - The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office is investigating what is believed to be a murder-suicide in the 4000 block of Mee Court in unincorporated Lake Worth.
Investigators said that a man and woman have been confirmed dead, though the names of those involved have yet to be released pending notification of next of kin.
The sheriff’s office believes the male involved beat his girlfriend to death with a baseball bat before hanging himself.
The sheriff’s office received a call from an out-of-state relative of the deceased male on Friday afternoon, warning that the girlfriend’s life was in danger. Investigators said the relative was called by the male on Mee Court.
PBSO arrived on the scene at about 4 p.m. and attempted to contact the male and female believed to be inside. They were not successful, so they forced entry into the home and found the bodies of both the male and female.
The medical examiner was on scene for hours Friday afternoon. Investigators said that the deceased male was known to the sheriff’s office. They said that the woman did not reside in the home.
Names of those involved should be released after their next of kin are notified.
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