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Livermore Man and Pleasanton Girl Found Dead In Newark Believed To Have Been In A Relationship

Family of Patricia Martin, 17, posted on Facebook that she was last seen with 24-year-old boyfriend James Cole of Livermore.

The two bodies found in a second floor room at the E-Z 8 Motel in Newark Friday morning were that of a 24-year-old Livermore man and a 17-year-old Pleasanton girl, according to the Newark Police Department.

They sustained gunshot wounds and were pronounced dead at the scene. Police are investigating the case as a murder-suicide or a double suicide.

Though authorities have not released the identities of the victims, family and friends confirmed that the teenage victim was Patricia Martin, route: {:controller=>"articles", :action=>"show", :id=>"missing-pleasanton-teen-found-dead-in-newark-believed-to-be-patricia-martin"} -->, who was 

jessica rabbit September 19, 2012 at 03:12 AM
wow wtf is wrong with you? she lost her fuckin kid and ur gunna talk shit bout her parenting! i used to date james at first hes real cool then he becomes cling trust and believe patricias mother was tricked who the fuck do u think you are to judge someones fuckin parenting!
James Nelson September 19, 2012 at 05:29 AM
Wow, CNN's Website Links to this Story, you know the City of Newark is Relevant when Millions of people see it mentioned on such a Big Stage.
Pleasanton Mom September 19, 2012 at 08:19 AM
Patch: Why is this even a story? Very early on the mother said she thought she was with her "boyfriend" so this article is for nothing but to state what was already known so you could continue to attract readers as if this was something you had uncovered. You know she works for a rival news outlet and I would therefore think you would do certain things as a professional courtesy. The first would not to post articles that you make look like they include some selacious new detail when it is an item that was public before she was found. Second, I'm sure you've noticed that Pleasanton weekly has disabled comments on anything they've posted on the story out of respect for the mom. Are page views so important to you that you'd use the pain of a grieving mom to drive traffic to your page? Stop printing old news and disable the comments. Show some respect, even if it is fake and if you truly font care.
SanLeandroSingleDad September 19, 2012 at 07:23 PM
As a single dad of 3 teen girls, one of whom is turning 18 tomorrow, I've lost count of how many times I was considered the bad guy because I wouldn't let them go places without supervision. I'm sure the mother tried her best and my heart goes out to her ... when you're a working parent and you don't have any help at home and the kids are intent on being defiant ... you do all you can do and it still may not be enough. My 17yo lied, snuck out, got a tattoo, smoked pot, slept with a lot of boys in spite of my best efforts to keep her safe ... it could have been her in that motel room.
David Mills September 20, 2012 at 09:59 PM
Hi, all: We had to delete one comment here due to foul language. We also think everyone has had their say, so we are shutting off comments for this particular article. Our thanks to everyone who contributed to the conversation.

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