Alleged Shooter in Apparent Murder-Suicide Identified

The Riverside County Coroner's Office Thursday released the identity of the alleged shooter in the apparent murder/suicide that occurred Sunday night in Menifee.

The 68-year-old man found dead at the scene has been identified as Gerald Pace of Menifee. Police believe Pace shot 49-year-old Debra Vandyke to death, then turned the gun on himself. Both bodies were discovered in the front yard of a residence in the 33000 block of Merritt Road after deputies responded to a domestic disturbance call.

Anyone with information concerning this investigation is encouraged to contact Investigator Espinoza at the Sheriff's Central Homicide Unit at 760-393-3500.


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