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MOUNTAIN HOME -- Two people are dead in what Elmore County deputies are calling a murder-suicide.

The deaths happened in a home on 3725 McCoy Lane in Mountain Home on Sunday evening, according to the Elmore County Sheriff's Office.

Detectives identified the homicide victim as 42-year-old Michelle G. Gutierrez, a long-time Mountain Home resident.

The suspect is identified as 49-year-old Jaye M. Houtcooper of Mountain Home.

Detectives believes the pair was having some relationship problems that started Saturday night, and when Gutierrez attempted to leave the home on Sunday evening Houtcooper shot and killed her, then turned the gun on himself.

Detectives were on scene until early Monday morning. The investigation is ongoing.

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