Dentist Kills Elderly In-laws And Himself


SANTA CLARITA, Calif., Aug. 6 (UPI) — The bodies of a retired dentist and his parents-in-law were found Friday shot dead in a car outside the dentist’s home in a Los Angeles suburb, police said.

Dr. Martin F. Strassner apparently drove his in-laws from an assisted living facility to his home in Santa Clarita, shot them and then took his own life, The (Santa Clarita) Signal reported.

Strassner, 64, lived with his wife, Susan, and two adult sons in the house in the Bridgeport neighborhood. The newspaper said police did not identify him as the shooter but said he was a retired dentist.

Susan Strassner is believed to have found the bodies and called police, the newspaper said.

“Our preliminary investigation suggests one of the persons in the car shot the other two and shot himself,” Lt. John Corina of the Los Angeles County Homicide Bureau said.

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