YUMA, AZ - Sheriff's officials in Yuma County say a man who died along with his girlfriend in an apparent murder-suicide was a U.S. Border Patrol agent.
Capt. Eben Bratcher says the bodies were found inside a home early Wednesday. Investigators say it appears 36-year-old Border Patrol Agent Robert C. Nelson shot his girlfriend and then himself. The woman's name hasn't been released.
Sheriff's deputies received a call at around 4:15 a.m. Wednesday about a domestic violence situation. The caller said her brother had told her that he had killed his girlfriend and was going to kill himself.
An 11-year-old girl was found unharmed inside the house. It's unclear if she's related to the dead man or woman.
Nelson joined the agency in 2005 and was assigned to the Yuma Sector.
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