Tricia Carver

Authorities believe this photo of Tricia Carver, 47, of Albany, was taken just prior to her death. 

An Albany woman who was found dead near St. Paul on Monday morning was murdered, and when authorities served a search warrant on her estranged husband’s home on Wednesday night they found him dead of an apparently self-inflicted gunshot wound, according to a news release from the Marion County Sheriff’s Office.

Tricia Carver, 47, was discovered strangled in a field outside of St. Paul at 7 a.m. on Monday. She had been reported as missing to the Linn County Sheriff’s Office on Monday night. 

On Wednesday night, police found that Lemarr Carver had apparently killed himself, according to the news release. He is the primary person of interest in Tricia Carver’s murder.

The investigation is continuing into the case.

Carver's car was located in a restaurant parking lot on Monday night in northwest Woodburn, about seven miles from where her body was found. 

The search warrant was executed at about 9:30 p.m. on Wednesday in the 6700 block of Patricia Lane Southeast in Hillsboro by the Marion County Sheriff's Office in collaboration with the Inter-Agency Washington County Tactical Negotiations Team and Crisis Negotiation Unit.

The Oregon State Police, Salem Police Department and Hillsboro Police Department also assisted in the case.

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