Local woman found dead in North Carolina motel room

Local woman found dead in North Carolina motel room

A Bakersfield woman, the wife of a Marine suspected of going on a shooting rampage, was found dead in a North Carolina motel room Sunday.
Bakersfield, Ca.--Rubi Estefania Smith, from Bakersfield, was the wife of Esteban Smith, a 23-year-old marine who died Sunday in a gunfight with Texas Police.

Esteban Smith was stationed at Camp Lejeune.  His wife's body was found at a nearby motel in North Carolina. Authorities say it appears she was stabbed to death.  Esteban Smith is suspected of shooting and killing one woman and wounding four others, including the Concho County Sheriff early Sunday morning in Texas.

DPS troopers and the Texas Wildlife game warden arrived on scene and exchanged gunfire with Smith, who was shot and killed. It is unknown why the attacks took place.

An assault rifle, a handgun and hundreds of rounds of ammunition were recovered on the scene.


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