Man, woman fatally shot in Placerville identified

El Dorado County sheriff's detectives continue to investigate the shooting deaths of an elderly man and woman whose bodies were found Tuesday in Placerville.

Thursday, the sheriff's office released the names of the dead. They were Gene Bunch, 83, and Barbara Dozier, 85. A sheriff's news release said the two were not married but had lived together for many years.

The sheriff's office said they were called to a residence in the 3300 block of Gold Nugget Court to investigate a report of an assault with a deadly weapon and a possible suicide. The bodies of Bunch and Dozier were found in the home.


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