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Man and Woman Found Dead in Hermosa Beach

The case was reported as a possible murder/suicide, coroner's Assistant Chief Ed Winter said.

A man and a woman were found fatally shot Thursday in Hermosa Beach in what appeared to be a murder-suicide, authorities said.

The pair were found dead about 6:30 a.m. in the 100 block of Herondo Street, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.

The case was reported as a possible murder-suicide, coroner's Assistant Chief Ed Winter said.

The woman was identified as 35-year-old Vantha Tho, who worked at a hair salon just nine blocks from her home. Officers say the man was her ex-boyfriend.

The two people had a relationship several months ago.

Antonio Guade, a local business owner, described Tho as a "very sweet girl, full of life."

Anyone with information about the case was urged to call the Sheriff's Department's Homicide Bureau at 323-890-5500, or Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS.

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