2 bodies found at Kansas City-area motel

BONNER SPRINGS, Kansas (AP) – Police are awaiting autopsy results before determining how two people from North Carolina died in a hotel in a Kansas City suburb.

A maid found the bodies of a man and woman inside one of the rooms Thursday at the Holiday Inn Express in Bonner Springs.

Police believe the deaths were a murder-suicide but will not make a final determination until autopsies are performed Friday.

Bonner Springs police on Friday identified the couple as Lacie Martinez and Michael James Jr., both of North Carolina. They were in their 20s. A hometown was not immediately available.

Police believe the couple was traveling from North Carolina to Seattle to visit James’ mother.

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