EDINBURG, Texas — An investigation by the Hidalgo County Sheriff’s Office revealed that a murder-suicide took place on Thursday in rural Edinburg.
Sheriff’s deputies responded to a call around 2:30 p.m. on Thursday at the 5400 block of Mountain View Drive in Edinburg and found two bodies with gunshot wounds inside a home.
Lindolfo Meza Sanchez, 73, and Bertha Bermudez, 41, were found dead with a handgun near Sanchez’s body.
An initial scan by investigators showed no signs of family violence or burglary.
Investigators later learned that the two individuals were in a relationship for about four years and had lived together for 11 months.
An autopsy revealed both deaths were caused by gunshot wounds to the head.
Bermudez’s death was ruled a homicide while Sanchez’s was ruled a suicide.
The Hidalgo County Sheriff’s Office encourages anyone in an abusive relationship or anyone who is a victim of family violence to seek help and call their office at (956) 383-8114.
If you wish to remain anonymous, call the Hidalgo County Crime Stoppers Hotline at (956) 668-TIPS (8477).
You can also submit an anonymous tip through the smartphone application “P3 TIPS.”