UPDATE (1:30 p.m.) — Ruby Taverner, the lead suspect in the double homicide of Ray Muscat and Bishop Taverner, was found dead Monday.
Oakland County Sheriff’s Deputies say she was killed by a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
A Glock 43X handgun, which she purchased within the past week, was found by her body. A full autopsy is scheduled.
She was found near the apartment complex where the shootings happened.
Ruby Taverner’s body was found around 10 a.m. Monday in a wooded area near the Independence Square Apartments.
“This tragic situation has now been brought to a close, and our investigators will now pivot to
see if we can answer the question on everyone’s mind – why,” Oaland County Sheriff Michael Bouchard said.
INDEPENDENCE TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Police were searching for a woman suspected in the fatal shootings of her live-in boyfriend and her brother at a Michigan apartment.
The bodies of Ray Muscat, 26, and Bishop Taverner, 25, were found early Sunday morning in an apartment in Independence Township, northwest of Detroit, the Oakland County sheriff’s office said.
Taverner’s body was found in the living room. Officials say he had been shot once. Muscat’s body was found in a rear bedroom. He and Rudy Taverner lived together.
Someone who lived in the apartment called 911 about 3:20 a.m. after being awakened by the sound of gunshots, authorities said. Officers found Taverner’s body in the living room of the apartment and Muscat’s body in a bedroom.
It was not immediately clear who lived in the apartment. Taverner lived in Oxford.
The sheriff’s office identified Ruby Taverner, 22, as a suspect and said she was believed to be armed and dangerous. Three handguns are registered to her, the office said.