Police say suspect in New Port Richey murder-suicide was friend - FOX 13 News

Police say suspect in New Port Richey murder-suicide was family friend

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NEW PORT RICHEY (FOX 13) -

Police say the suspect in Monday's murder-suicide in New Port Richey was a family friend.

Investigators have identified him as 56-year-old Rex Eugene Shelton, who police say killed Tina Diane Lane, 37.

Police say Shelton was a close friend of Lane's ex-husband, and in fact, Shelton had been living with him.

But it remains unclear exactly what Shelton's contact was with Lane. Police are still investigating that. 

Investigators say sometime Monday Shelton went to her home, killed her in her bedroom, and then hung himself in the garage.

Police say she died of upper body trauma.

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