NEWS, FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contacts: Lt. Jeff Hallock, 714.904.7042, JHallock@ocsd.org/Emily Osterberg, 714.647.1840, EOsterberg@ocsd.org
Suspect & Victim in Clothing Boutique Murder-Suicide Identified
SAN CLEMENTE, Calif. – (October 26, 2014) – On Saturday, October 25, 2014, Orange County Sheriff’s investigators initiated an investigation following a shooting that occurred at the Bliss Clothing Boutique at 167 Avenida Del Mar. The shooting resulted in deputies discovering the deceased bodies of an adult male and female inside the business. Following the preliminary investigation and evidence collected at the scene, the incident is being investigated as a murder-suicide.
The deceased have been identified as John Patrick Dillard, 59, San Clemente and Cynthia Jean Rosier, 64, San Clemente. Dillard and Rosier were married.
Investigators believe Dillard entered the Bliss Clothing Boutique with a handgun, shot and killed Rosier before turning the weapon on himself. No other employees of the business were injured.
Anyone with additional information is asked to call the Orange County Sheriff’s Department at (714) 647-7000. Anonymous tips may also be submitted to Orange County Crime Stoppers at 855-TIP-OCCS (855-847-6227) or at occrimestoppers.org
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