[UPDATED with I.D.'s:] Mr. or Mrs. Saltarelli, OC Homicide No. 62: Shot in Surf City Murder-Suicide

Categories: 2011 Homicides
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UPDATE, DEC. 17, 1:20 P.M.: The couple who died in a murder-suicide at their Huntington Beach home have been identified as Robert Saltarelli, 55, and his wife Tonie Saltarelli, 56.

Police have not identified who was the shooter and who was the victim in Wednesday morning's tragedy at 8851 Jarrett Circle.

However, the Orange County Register reports the couple had gone to Orange County Superior Court this week for a matter related to Robert Saltarelli's petition to dissolve their marriage.

Online records indicate a Tonie Saltarelli who attended Marina High School in Huntington Beach formerly worked as a secretary to famed defense attorney and LegalZoom co-founder Robert Shapario at Glaser, Weil, Fink, Jacobs, Howard & Shapiro, LLP in Los Angeles. A Robert J. Saltarelli and Tonie A. Saltarelli are also listed online as having sold two residences in the Las Vegas area.

ORIGINAL POST, DEC. 15, 9:55 A.M.: Huntington Beach police officers found the bodies of a man and woman in a residence in the 8800 block of Jarrett Circle Wednesday morning, and investigators believe they died as a result of a murder-suicide.

The names of the deceased and which is suspected of wielding the gun have not yet been released.

Officers were sent to the single-family home around 5:30 a.m. to check on two adults, but the house was locked. After a relative let cops inside, the bodies with gunshot wounds were discovered. They were declared dead at the scene, which is near Magnolia Street and Warner Avenue.


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4 comments
007jlcaliente
007jlcaliente

It is really sad that during the last couple of months crime , sucicide increases, now at the end of 2011 with the "end of the world"bs, we will probably see more none sense, great article.

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Baybiegurl7810
Baybiegurl7810

This article is written on my aunt and uncle and this situation has nothing to do with any of the 2011 bs your talking about. There were personal issues that are no ones business. Your comment has nothing to do with what has happened in my family....and really, if this was your sister or brother, would you still feel as if this is a great article!!! Get a life, cuz you seem to be focused on other peoples.

codychavez692
codychavez692

@Baybiegurl7810  that was, my aunt-mom-best person I have ever known. I agree with what you said fully! its our family they need to mind there fuckin business

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