Neighbors killed in Marin double homicide

The bodies of two men were found in adjacent backyards of homes in Marin County’s Strawberry Manor neighborhood on Wednesday evening and sheriff’s deputies are treating the case as a double homicide, a sheriff’s lieutenant said today.

Deputies responded around 7:30 p.m. to a call of a man down in the backyard of a home at 154 Carlotta Circle. They arrived and found a 61-year-old man dead of a gunshot wound in the backyard, Marin County sheriff’s Lt. Doug Pittman said.

While checking other homes in the neighborhood, deputies discovered the house next door at 152 Carlotta Circle had an open rear door and they found a second man dead in the backyard of that home, Pittman said.

The lieutenant said investigators believe the deaths are related, but did not have any information about a possible suspect. Pittman said the sheriff’s office is in the process of obtaining search warrants as part of its investigation into the homicides.

The names of the two victims are not yet being released, he said.

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