Authorities on Friday released the identity of the suspected shooter in an apparent murder-suicide discovered in Framingham this week.
The bodies of Michelle Batista, 31, and Allen Murphy, 27, were found inside their Second Street apartment by first responders conducting a welfare check Wednesday.
A medical examiner ruled that Batista’s cause of death was a homicide and that Murphy committed suicide.
The two were in a romantic relationship, according to a statement from the Middlesex District Attorney’s Office.
“This case demonstrates how abuse in an intimate partner relationship can escalate,’’ District Attorney Marian Ryan wrote in a statement. “We encourage anyone experiencing domestic violence to reach out to a local domestic violence program which can offer counseling, support, and advocacy services.’’