Victims of Columbus murder-suicide identified

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On Wednesday, June 6, 2018 at approximately 5:21pm, Columbus Police were called to an apartment on Timberwood Drive.

Upon arrival, they discovered the bodies of Mariah Carpenter, 24, and Quantaine Tate, 34. They were both pronounced at the scene by Franklin Township medics. A two year old infant was also present but not injured.

Columbus police say investigators are still trying to determine the motive, but it appears as though Quantaine Tate shot Mariah Carpenter and then took his own life.

Anyone with information regarding this homicide is asked to contact the Columbus Police Homicide Unit at 614-645-4730 or Central Ohio Crime Stoppers at 614-461-8477.

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