Deputies: Husband kills self after wife, man found dead in car in Weirsdale parking lot


A man shot and killed himself a day after Marion County Sheriff's deputies found his wife and another man dead inside an SUV parked at a store parking lot, authorities said.

Deputies say they found the bodies of 39-year-old Stephanie Gonzalez and 44-year-old Jeffery Durden inside a car parked in the back of the parking lot of the Dollar General at 13842 SE Highway 42 on Saturday. Deputies say Gonzalez and Durden, who were in a relationship, were both shot to death.

On Sunday investigators made contact with Gonzalez's husband, 51-year-old Joseph Gonzalez, in the rear parking lot of the Burger King at the intersection of SE Maricamp Road and SE 36th Avenue. Deputies say that's when Joseph Gonzalez shot himself. Deputies say he was immediately given medical attention but passed away at the Ocala Regional Medical Center. His death was ruled a suicide.

Deputies say the homicides are still under investigation.

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