Glendale Police investigate murder-suicide

Glendale Police investigate murder-suicide

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Family and friends are mourning the loss of a valley strip club manager and his girlfriend.  On Sunday morning, police found their bodies inside their home near 75th Avenue and Deer Valley Road.

43-year-old Sean Dubowik and 35-year-old Christy Harr were both found shot to death.  Police say Dobowik shot and killed Harr before turning the gun on himself.

Glendale Police arrived at the scene around 3 a.m. to find Dubowik and Harr's bodies.

"They were really quiet people.  They kept to themselves.  The guy worked on bikes.  They had nice cars, they looked like they had a nice life and all of a sudden all of this just happens," said Joseph Capaldi, a neighbor.

Police say another adult and three children were also inside the house when the couple died.  They were not hurt.

"Right in front of these kids' eyes.  I'm pretty sure they saw a lot of stuff that happened," said Capaldi.

Investigators believe Dubowik shot his girlfriend, then turned the gun on himself and pulled the trigger.

"This is a nice neighborhood.  You wouldn't expect a homicide..suicide going on.  It's pretty disturbing I have to say," said Capaldi.

Dubowik ran or owned several topless bars in the valley over the years and neighbors say his girlfriend Christy was also in the business.

Workers at the gentlemen's club where Dubowik worked did not want to comment.  Facebook friends of Dubowik posted condolences on the social media site.  One friend said he was loved by many.

This isn't the first time Dubowik has been in the news.  In 2007, the Mayo Clinic Doctor who performed gallbladder surgery on Dubowik was fired after he took a picture of a tattoo on Dubowik's private parts during the surgery.

People who live in the neighborhood say the couple kept their lives private.  As investigators combed through the home collecting evidence, neighbors were shocked to find out what went on behind closed doors.

"It's kind of interesting what you end up finding out about your neighbors right next door to you.  You don't know what's going on," said Capaldi.

Police believe Dubowik was the one who carried out this murder-suicide, but have not said why he allegedly did it.

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