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Deaths Of Port Hueneme Couple Still Likely Homicide-Suicide But Police Say Man's Manner Of Death Pending Tests

Friday April 12, 2024

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     Updated--Port Hueneme police issued an update Friday regarding what they believe was the homicide-suicide of a couple in their home a month ago but they say there is still testing being done regarding the manner of death of the male.

     They still say no one else was involved in the shooting deaths of 21-year-old Eva Berrueto-Gough and 22-year-old Ethan Gough and there are no outstanding suspects.

     Their bodies were found on the night of March 16th in their residence in the 700 block of East Port Hueneme Road.

     There were other people in the home at the time who fled and reported the incident to police.

     Police say the death of Eva and her unborn child were a homicide caused by multiple gunshot wounds.

     But they say Ethan suffered a gunshot wound to the head and neck and, according to police, "At this time, crime lab testing is being performed to help differentiate between homicide and suicide for the manner of death of Ethan Gough."

     If you have any information regarding this incident,please contact: Detective Sergeant Jesus Chavez at jchavez@cityofporthueneme.org or 805-986-6615.

     Community members can also make anonymous reports by calling Ventura County Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477, or by visiting their website at www.venturacountycrimestoppers.org