Married couple found dead in Mount-Soledad-area home identified

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) — Authorities released the names Wednesday of a couple who died in an apparent murder-suicide in their upscale Mount Soledad-area home.

Officers responding to a report of an apparent homicide in the 5500 block of Avenida Fiesta in La Jolla on Tuesday evening found the bodies of Parvaneh Jilavi, 60, and her 80-year-old husband, John Mattiace, in separate rooms of their house. 

Both appeared to have been shot to death, and a pistol lay next to Mattiace’s body, according to San Diego police. 

Patrol personnel went to the home about 7:30 p.m., after a man made a 911 call to report that "his friend’s father had just killed his mother" there, Lt. Todd Griffin said. 

Officers entered the residence and found Jilavi’s body on a living-room sofa. They then retreated and called in a special weapons and tactics team to search the premises, Griffin said.

The SWAT personnel discovered Mattiace dead in a downstairs storage area. Both he and his wife appeared to have been shot in the upper body by the gun found alongside the husband’s body, the lieutenant said. 

Police were not looking for any outstanding suspects in the case, according to Griffin.

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