Identities Released in Goleta Motel Murder-Suicide
By edhat staff
The Sheriff's Coroner has released the identities of those involved in the murder-suicide at a Goleta Motel.
The shooting took place at the Best Western in the 5600-block of Calle Real on Thanksgiving, November 25, at 11:10 a.m. where deputies responded for a report of an unknown type of disturbance. When deputies arrived, they found an adult female and adult male both suffering from apparent gunshot wounds.
Both were transported to a local hospital but did not survive. The male suspect was pronounced deceased at 11:44 a.m. and the female was pronounced deceased at 3:40 p.m. Investigators believed the male subject was the suspect, and the female is a victim and the incident was a murder-suicide.
The Sheriff's Office is now reporting the female homicide victim is 36-year-old Mayra Uriarte from West Valley City, Utah. The male suspect decedent is 37-year-old Hector Manuel Altamirano Martinez from Mexico. The decedents were in a previous relationship and share a child in common and each died from a single gunshot wound, according to the Sheriff's Office.
Mayra Uriarte (courtesy photo)
An online fundraiser by Uriarte's family has been created to cover funeral expenses and to set up a fund for her three young daughters
"She was a very strong, independent, single mother raising her three young daughters. Due to financial hardship we are asking if you can please find it in your heart to help us out with the funeral costs and any additional money will be set aside for her daughters who will have to grow up now without a mother and father. Anything is greatly appreciated," the fundraiser page states.
Donations can be made here: https://www.gofundme.com/f/paying-tribute-to-mayra-uriarte
November 25, 2021: Two Dead in Suspected Murder-Suicide at Goleta Motel