The Alaska State Troopers have identified the couple involved in last night’s murder suicide off of Skyline Drive last night.
Megan Peters with the State Troopers confirmed the identities of the deceased as 69-year-old Earl Moore and 66-year-old Lynda Moore both of Soldotna. Peters did say that their family has been notified of the deaths.
According to court records, in February of this year, Earl Moore had filed for dissolution of marriage w/out children from Lynda in the Kenai Courts, which was granted by the courts this past April.
Troopers say that at this point there appears to have been only one weapon used, however, no make or model has been disclosed. Troopers say there were witnesses in the area that heard gunshots, however no witnesses at this point who have come forward stating they witnessed the actual assault. Trooper investigation shows that the assault appeared to have initiated in the driveway of the residence with both individuals found deceased near the property line of the residence and the roadway. So far the investigation is showing that this is a domestic incident, due to the evidence collected on scene; however nothing is being ruled out just yet pending the results of an autopsy.
Troopers say that the investigation is ongoing, and anyone with additional information is asked to contact troopers in Soldotna at 262-4453.
Photo courtesy of Earl Moore’s Facebook page