Maui police are investigating what appears to be a murder-suicide in Kahului.
Officers responded to a suspicious call off Akalei Place at 9:47 a.m.
They discovered the body of Dominador Basuel, 69, outside the home with what appeared to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound. A small-caliber handgun was recovered near his body.
Checks within the residence revealed the body of Dominador’s ex-wife, Leticia Basuel, 67. Police say she appeared to have been wounded by a bladed instrument.
Both were pronounced dead at the scene.
Court records show their divorce was finalized last December.
Police opened second-degree murder and suicide investigations. Autopsies are pending.
Photo courtesy Wendy Osher of MauiNow.com.