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Two Savage residents’ deaths on March 30 were a murder-suicide. Esther Nyambura, 39, was killed by a gunshot to the head, and Rodney Terrell Dobie, 41, shot himself in the head, the Hennepin County Medical Examiner announced Tuesday.
Authorities say the deaths of two Savage residents whose bodies were found by police last week were the result of a murder-suicide.
The residents have been identified as Esther Nyambura Muchina, 39, and Rodney Terrell Dobie, 41, according to the Hennepin County Medical Examiner. Muchina and Dobie were married.
Authorities believe Dobie used a 9 mm Glock handgun to shoot Muchina once in the head, then fatally shot himself in the head.
Police had been called to a home in the 9300 block of 125th Street at 11:34 a.m. on March 30 after an employer requested they check on Muchina, who hadn’t reported to work. The employer said Muchina’s absence from work was “highly unusual,” according to Savage Police Sgt. Michael Schiltz.
Upon arrival, police found that one garage door of a three-stall garage was open, and that the service door between the garage and the home was unsecured. Police entered the home and found Dobie and Muchina in a bedroom.
Muchina was last seen leaving work on Saturday, March 28.
Schiltz said Dobie and Muchina had been living at the home in the 9300 block of 125th Street for about one year and three months. He said that police had been called to the residence once during that period for a barking dog complaint.
Schiltz also said neighbors reported that they didn’t know Dobie and Muchina very well, and that Dobie and Muchina mostly kept to themselves.
According to a death announcement, Muchina will be buried in her home country of Kenya.
The Bureau of Criminal Apprehension and the Hennepin County Medical Examiner assisted the Savage Police Department with the investigation.