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Police: Sailor fatally stabbed wife, then hung himself

Associated Press

BREMERTON – Authorities in western Washington have identified a couple killed in a murder-suicide.

Bremerton police told the Kitsap Sun that 23-year-old Francisco Rivera fatally stabbed his wife, 22-year-old Marie Aurora Rivera, on Wednesday before hanging himself.

Officials said Francisco Rivera was a sailor on the USS Nimitz and had recently returned from a six-month deployment.

Detectives are continuing to investigate.

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