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San Diego Marine, woman found dead in Houston hotel

Posted: 5:37 PM, Oct 05, 2018
Updated: 2018-10-06 00:37:09Z

HOUSTON, Tex. (KGTV) - A San Diego Marine sergeant and a woman died in what appears to be a murder-suicide, the Marine Corps Times reported Friday.

Police found Sgt. Massamba Diatta, 29, and the 23-year-old woman inside a Houston hotel room earlier this week.

A person assigned to Diatta’s unit notified police about “disturbing information” being posted by the Marine on social media, according to the Houston Chronicle . The fellow Marine said Diatta could be suicidal and was likely with a woman and child.

The 4-year-old boy was found wandering around the hotel. Police believe the boy witnessed the shooting and went to the hotel’s front desk to say a man shot his mother, the Chronicle reported.

Diatta was assigned to Marine Corps Recruit Depot.