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North Miami Triple Murder Case Closed, Killer Dead

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A North Miami triple murder investigation was closed after the suspected killer took his own life.  (Source: CBS4)

A North Miami triple murder investigation was closed after the suspected killer took his own life. (Source: CBS4)

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MIAMI (CBSMiami) – It’s case closed for a year old North Miami triple murder investigation.

The suspected killer won’t be arrested and prosecuted however because he’s dead, according to CBS4 news partner The Miami Herald.

Fifteen year old Ashely Chow, 25-year-old Harlen Quiroz, and 35-year-old Israel Rincon were found murdered inside a home at 480 N.W. 134th St. on the afternoon of January 2nd, 2011. Quiroz and Rincon lived in the home that they were renting from Chow’s mother and that Chow was visiting.

Police originally thought this was a murder suicide but then ruled it was a triple homicide.

As police searched for clues and followed leads, a man who would later become their prime suspect, 23-year old Kesler Dulfrene, headed to Manatee County where he had family, according to the Braden Herald.

On January 19th, Dulrene was getting ready to burglarize a vacant house when he got into a confrontation with a neighbor and shot him. When county sheriff’s deputies tracked him down, Dulfrene killed himself.

Police have not said what linked Dulfrene to the North Miami murders or what the motive for the shooting may have been.

CBS4 news partner The Miami Herald contributed to this report.

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