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Former Holland woman shot, killed in California

From The Holland Sentinel • Apr 23, 2019 at 8:01 PM

A double homicide investigation is underway after a man and woman were found dead by the man’s roommate at a Newport Beach home in California’s Orange County.

Newport Beach police responded to a 911 call in the 2100 block of 15 East Street at about 9:30 p.m. April 21 and discovered two people dead. Police said the male victim’s roommate was the first to find the man and woman’s bodies and called police.

The woman was later identified by coroner officials as 48-year-old Costa Mesa resident Wendi Miller, who was last seen at around 1:45 a.m. Saturday in Laguna Beach before being reported missing by family members.

The male victim was identified as 38-year-old Darren Partch of Newport Beach. He was a resident of the home, police said.

Their deaths are being investigated as a double homicide, police said.

The Los Angeles Times reported that police said a resident of the condominium arrived home after the Easter holiday weekend to find the bodies of his roommate and a woman who did not live there.

Miller was formerly known as Wendi Carpenter, of Holland, who made headlines in 2011 over a custody case involving her children.

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