UPDATE: Coroner makes second identification in murder-suicide

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LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — The Clark County Coroner identified Jamie Nunez Melgoza, 56, as the man who police believe shot and killed the woman he lived with before taking his own life. His death was ruled a suicide, caused by a gunshot wound of the head.

The incident occurred on Sept. 2 in the 1700 block of Yellow Rose Street, where two people were found dead following a house fire. Police determined they were not killed as a result of the fire and called it a murder suicide.

Fire crews responded to the scene near Decatur Boulevard and Vegas Drive around 9 p.m. for reports of a fire. Once crews arrived, they saw fire in the garage and smoke coming from the house.

After searching the home, the bodies of Nunez Melgoza and 55-year-old Lorena Contreras Pharr were found in the back bedroom the home. Officials say both had gunshot wounds.

Following the initial investigation, officials discovered they lived at the residence together. Officials say the fire appeared to be set before Nunez Melgoza shot and killed Contreras Pharr, and then took his own life.

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