Oceanside Police Investigate Apparent Murder-Suicide - Update
September 20, 2011
The names of the deceased male and female found in the home in the 300 block of Via Metates are being released. The male has been identified as 56-year-old Robert Bradford, and the deceased female has been identified as his 52-year-old sister Shelly Bradford. Both resided at the Via Metates address.
On September 19, 2011 at 3:58 p.m. Officers were dispatched to an address in the 300 block of Via Metates to check on the welfare of a man who failed to show up for his scheduled medical appointments. The reporting party was a staff member from the medical facility. Officers entered the unsecured residence and found a deceased male and a deceased female in separate bedrooms; both appeared to have sustained gunshot wounds. A deceased dog was also found in the room with the male; the dog, a yellow Labrador Retriever, also appeared to have been shot. The weapon located on scene was a handgun; the handgun was in the room with the male.
Based on preliminary findings, it appears as though this incident was a murder-suicide.
The investigation is ongoing.
( News Release )