Police in a popular San Francisco Bay Area tourist town were trying to determine Monday if the suspicious deaths of two people inside a home were the city’s first homicides in five years.
Officers discovered the bodies after responding to reports of gunfire shortly before 3 a.m. Sunday, Sausalito police Sgt. Stacie Gregory said.
Police have released few details about the deaths.
Sausalito is located on one side of the world-famous Golden Gate Bridge.
Sherrie Farber, who lives next door to the house where the bodies were found, told the San Francisco Chronicle (http://bit.ly/1p8bSvZ ) that the couple that lives there had hosted a party Saturday night and invited several neighbors.
Farber and her husband did not attend and were awakened later by the sound of gunfire in what she called a safe neighborhood.
“It was a huge shock,” she said. “There’s never been anything like this here.”
Police Chief Jennifer Tejada told the Marin Independent Journal (http://bit.ly/1o0ZVsV ) Sunday that there was no sign of a break-in and the public was not at risk.
Police said the deceased man and woman were identified as 51-year-old Robyn Chan, of Sausalito, and Mara Truly, 42, of Sacramento.
The newspaper said the last homicide in Sausalito occurred in 2009 when a man killed his live-in girlfriend. Chet Turner pleaded guilty to manslaughter and was sentenced to 12 years in prison.