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On July 9, 2021, Officers and Detectives of the Santa Barbara Police Department responded to a suspicious death investigation at a residence on Arbolado Road in the City of Santa Barbara. Two decedents were located inside a home and both had self-inflected gunshot wounds.

Upon further investigation, both these deaths were deemed a double suicide and no foul play is suspected.  Bernd Storch, 82-years-old and wife, Miyako Storch 87-years-old were identified as the decedents.



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