A Michigan woman who was being sought for the brutal murders of her boyfriend and brother was found dead of an apparent suicide Monday, officials said.
Police officers found the body of 22-year-old Ruby Taverner at around 10 a.m. in a wooded area behind the Independence Square apartment in Independence Township, northwest of Detroit.
They said Taverner, who was wanted in connection with the double murder, died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
Police also said they recovered a Glock 43X handgun next to Taverner’s body.
“It’s a terrible situation. When you get someone who does something horrible like that — a murder — and then kills himself,” Oakland County Sheriff Michael Bouchard said, as ABC News reports. So it always adds up.”
“You almost wonder what was the point of this whole thing? You never find an answer that satisfies those questions, because now, all parties are dead.”
Police previously described the 5-foot-2, 115-pound Taverner as “armed and dangerous,” saying he was suspected of murdering his brother, 22-year-old Bishop Taverner, and her boyfriend, 26-year-old Ray. Muscat, on Mother’s Day.
According to family members who spoke to Fox 2 Detroit, Ruby Taverner, who was born male, and her brother, Bishop, were part of a triptych.
Bishop Taverner and Muscat were found dead at the Independence Township apartment complex on Dixie Highway on Sunday morning after neighbors reported gunshots to 911.
According to police, Bishop was found in the living room with a single bullet wound to the head. Muscat’s body was found in the back bedroom.
Police said Ruby Taverner – formerly known as Martin Taverner – and Ray Muscat – formerly known as Amber Muscat – lived together, but it was unclear how long they had been in a romantic relationship. were in
Taverner’s cell phone and car were found at the shooting site. Police said they believe she fled on foot after being told.
The sheriff said a preliminary investigation into the double murder showed that the men’s killings were premeditated, although no motive has yet been found.
“You don’t usually find someone getting shot in the head unless they’re calm and calm and don’t do it,” Bouchard said.
According to the sheriff, it is believed that Taverner was suffering from some unspecified mental health problems.
If you are struggling with suicidal thoughts or a mental health crisis and live in New York City, you can call 1-888-NYC-WELL free of charge and confidential crisis counseling, If you live outside of the five boroughs, you can dial the 24/7 National Suicide Prevention Hotline at 1-800-273-8255 or go here. Suicide PreventionLifeline.org,