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APD identifies 2 in West Austin suspected murder-suicide

Jaclyn Parrish was 42. (APD)

The Austin Police Department has released the identities of the two people found dead in a west Austin home last Friday and are now suspecting a murder-suicide.

APD identified the victim as 42-year-old Jaclyn Parrish and the suspect as 40-year-old Michael Brett Moore.

Police originally responded to a welfare check call around 1:30 p.m. on April 29 on the 1600 block of Forest Trail, finding the pair dead with bodily trauma and gunshot wounds.

Parrish’s death has been determined to be a homicide, while Moore’s manner of death was determined to be a suicide, APD said.

APD said “continual dating violence between the couple” appeared to be Moore's motive for the homicide of Parrish.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact APD homicide at (512) 974-TIPS or Crime Stoppers at (512) 472-8477.

APD said this is the city’s 25th homicide of 2022.


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