KEY POINTS

  • The victims were identified as Keven McCarthy, 50, and Michelle Nathan, 56
  • Authorities said that Nathan killed McCarthy before shooting herself
  • Police found a .357 magnum revolver from the scene

In a murder-suicide in Sorrento, Florida, a woman killed her ex-boyfriend before turning the gun on herself at an RV resort, according to investigators. Lake County deputies released the names of the victims on Monday.

Keven McCarthy, 50, and Michelle Nathan, 56, were found shot to death outdoors in the RV resort located on Wekiva River Road, Click Orlando reported.

Deputies arrived at the scene on Sunday morning after receiving a call of a shooting incident. McCarthy was found shot dead in a chair. Nathan was found about 50 feet away with a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head. Next to her was .357 magnum revolver, records showed.

A preliminary investigation revealed that the two had been in a relationship. Since their breakup, McCarthy had been staying at the RV for a month.

Witnesses said they saw McCarthy that morning sitting around a campfire with Nathan’s daughter and a friend of hers. The daughter left the area before the murder-suicide took place, deputies said.

It remains unclear why Nathan killed McCarthy and then shot herself. 

Earlier this month, a woman and her two children were killed by her estranged husband in St. Louis in a murder-suicide. The tragedy took place just two days after the woman posted some disturbing messages on Facebook. 

Local media said Roseann McCulley, her 13-year-old son Kayden Johnson and her 6-year-old daughter Kaylee Brooks were fatally shot by Bob McCulley III. The three were dead at the scene when police arrived.

The husband's vehicle was discovered by police the next morning, and he was found was dead nearby with a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

During an investigation, police found that his wife had posted on Facebook that he had been abusing her. In one of the posts, she wrote he"was able to stomp my chest and abdomen, so the bruising and swelling is really bad there." Investigators said that it was likely that the husband held his family hostage in their home before killing them.

Before the accused was found dead, the police had charged him with three counts of murder, three counts of kidnapping, one count of burglary, and seven counts of armed criminal action, WJHL reported. 

If you are experiencing domestic violence, call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-7233, or go to thehotline.org.

Crime scene Representational image Photo: AFP / Johannes EISELE