A pair of Marines checking on a comrade may have saved the life of his young wife.
According to authorities, two Marines went to the home of a friend Monday afternoon in Fallbrook to check on him after he failed to report to work. Once there, they reportedly discovered the Marine, 28, dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound and his wife, 23, who was taken to Palomar Hospital, in critical condition. Authorities believe it may have been an attempted murder-suicide.
According to neighbors, the couple, parents of young twins, had been renting the house for several months.