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Men found dead in Marin County backyards identified (w/video)

  • Marin County Sheriff's detectives investigate the shooting deaths of two men in neighboring backyards on Carlota Circle in the Strawberry neighborhood of Mill Valley, Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014. (AP Photo/Marin Independent Journal, Robert Tong)

MILL VALLEY — Sheriff's officials say the shooting deaths of two men found in adjacent backyards in the San Francisco Bay Area appear to be a murder-suicide.

Marin County Sheriff's Lt. Doug Pittman tells the Marin Independent Journal (http://bit.ly/1q5nG2P) all the evidence collected so far points to a murder-suicide, though he cautions that the investigation is far from over.

Detectives were looking into the shooting death of the first man — identified as 61-year-old Theodore Charles Rodden — in unincorporated Mill Valley late Wednesday. They discovered the body of a second man also shot in an adjacent yard the following morning.

Investigators also found a rifle alongside the second man, who was identified as 41-year-old Andreas Kreiden. The men's identities were released on Friday.

Sheriff's officials were looking into whether they were involved in a dispute.


Information from: Marin Independent Journal, http://www.marinij.com


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