Authorities on Friday identified two North Carolina residents as the individuals found dead in a Bonner Springs hotel room Thursday.
Lacie Martinez and Michael James were both were in their 20s, said Lt. George Collins of the Bonner Springs police.
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“They were traveling from North Carolina to Seattle, we think,” Collins said.
Investigators were continuing to speak with family members, said Collins. Though investigators believe the incident may have been a murder-suicide, they will await autopsy results before drawing any conclusions, he added. Autopsies were scheduled to be performed today, he said.
A maid found the bodies inside one of the rooms Thursday at the Holiday Inn Express near Interstate 70 and Kansas Highway 7.