Mother, son found dead in Miami home in apparent murder-suicide

Woman finds mother in pool of blood, calls 911

MIAMI – A woman and her son were found dead inside a Miami home in an apparent murder-suicide.

The discovery was made Wednesday afternoon in the 1700 block of Northwest 30th Street.

Miami police said a woman entered the home, found her mother lying in a pool of blood and saw her brother sitting in the living room with what appeared to be a gun, so she ran out of the house and called 911.

When police arrived, they found the woman's mother and brother dead of gunshot wounds.

"As of right now, what we're saying is this is a domestic situation," Miami police Officer Kenia Fallat said.

The mother has been identified as Concepccion Loholfftz, 70, and the son has been identified as Roberto Jose Reyes, 43.

Police said homicide detectives are still investigating, but they believe Reyes fatally shot Loholfftz and later turned the gun on himself.

Sources told Local 10 News that Loholfftz was preparing a Thanksgiving turkey when she was shot. They said Reyes' sister and friend told them he was an Army veteran and suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder.

Edwin Rivera, who rents an apartment behind the home, told Local 10 that Loholfftz was originally from Nicaragua. He said she was like a mother to him, always feeding him and his roommate.

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