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Deputies release names of two dead in Sunday's murder-suicide in Carrollwood

TAMPA — Almost a week since a murder-suicide left a Carrollwood couple dead, deputies have reached their next of kin in Korea and released their names.

Eun Joo Choi, 37, was found dead in her home Sunday at 15023 Arbor Reserve Circle.

Deputies say she was shot twice by her estranged husband, Suk Youn Choi, 44, who then drove to a shopping center parking lot where he killed himself using the same 9 mm gun, spokesman J.D. Callaway said.

The couple was in the process of a divorce, Callaway said, but authorities said they could not say anything about motive.

Public records show the two were married in September of 2006.

The shootings appear to have taken place early Sunday shortly after midnight, Callaway said.

Eun Joo Choi was discovered dead at about 5:30 a.m. inside her apartment at the Arbors at Carrollwood after a relative called them concerned for her safety.

Suk Youn Choi's car was parked outside a Staples store in the Carrollwood Commons shopping center.

Deputies release names of two dead in Sunday's murder-suicide in Carrollwood 06/05/09 [Last modified: Friday, June 5, 2009 3:39pm]
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