Murder suicide victim, suspect identified

EUREKA- We now know the names of the two Eureka residents involved in last Friday’s murder suicide. The female victim was a nurse at St. Joseph Hospital.

Eureka police responded to a residence on the 32-hundred block of D Street for a welfare check. In a bedroom, they located 39 year-old Astraia Muir with multiple lacerations on her head and chest. Due to the extend of her injuries, positive identification could not be determined and was made by using fingerprint results.

42 year-old Matthew Muir was found in a closet. Investigators said he hung himself and died from asphyxia. On a bed, was their 7 month-old child. The child is in good health and currently with child welfare services.

 

A gofundme page can be found here:

https://www.gofundme.com/astraia-muirs-children