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Murder-suicide discovered in Braintree motel
By Stewart Bishop, Globe Correspondent
A worker at a roadside motel in Braintree found the bodies of a man and a woman, who were killed in what prosecutors said was a murder-suicide.
At around 11:46 a.m. Wednesday, Braintree Police responded to the Motel 6 on Union Street, just off of Route 3, and discovered the two, who were both pronounced dead at the scene.
Autopsy results indicate that Linda Auger, 42, of Braintree was stabbed to death by her boyfriend in the room they were sharing, the Norfolk district attorney's office said in a statement.
The boyfriend, Luis Garcia, 52, of Braintree died of asphyxiation from hanging himself, the medical examiner's office found.
Prosecutors did not know when the killings occurred or the motive.
“The murder of Ms. Auger was the murder of a mother of four children, whose lives are forever changed,” said Norfolk District Attorney William Keating. “They have suffered a tremendous loss from this act of domestic violence.” Keating said Auger’s children are safe with their father.
Keating said it was the sixth alleged domestic homicide in the county in five weeks, something he had not seen in his 10 years as district attorney.