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Oregon State Police: Man shot ex-girlfriend dead, took own life

A man shot and killed his ex-girlfriend before taking his own life Wednesday, Oregon State Police said. (KTVL)

MERLIN, Ore. — A man shot and killed his ex-girlfriend before taking his own life Wednesday, Oregon State Police said.

Police have not yet identified the deceased.

Troopers responded to Merlin, Oregon, around 11 p.m. for a report of a domestic disturbance, police said.

When they arrived, the found a woman dead from a gunshot wound in the driver's seat of a passenger van.

Troopers located a man dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound about a mile away.

"The investigation has determined that the male had confronted the female, killing her and then took his own life," state police said in a statement.

Oregon State Police Sgt. Jeff Proulx told KTVL that law enforcement have responded to the area before, but no previous calls stood out to investigators.

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