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Woman slain in apparent murder-suicide in Las Vegas was grandmother from Orange County

Cecilia Apolo-Lobel and Jeffrey David Lobel were found dead Saturday inside their Las Vegas apartment, where loved ones say the couple had moved from the Hudson Valley a few years ago.

News 12 Staff

Mar 3, 2021, 10:43 PM

Updated 1,230 days ago

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Efforts are underway to bring home the remains of an Orange County woman who was killed in an apparent murder-suicide in Las Vegas, allegedly at the hands of her husband – a former Orange County Corrections Officer. 
Cecilia Apolo-Lobel and Jeffrey David Lobel were found dead Saturday inside their Las Vegas apartment, where loved ones say the couple had moved from the Hudson Valley a few years ago.
Her friend, Rachel Foley, says she and others were trying to help the couple who were apparently struggling with health and financial problems.
"Her children, her grandchildren – they are extremely devastated, as are her family and friends,” she told News 12. “Definitely not a loss we expected at all. She was so full of life, so happy. Always actively looking to help anybody."
The couple’s remains were found after Apolo-Lobel could no longer be reached and one of her children called police to check on them.
Foley has started a GoFundMe to help family bring her friend’s remains home to New York. She says she had planned on moving back to be with her daughter, who was recently diagnosed with cancer.
"Her daughter was just diagnosed with the same cancer she lost her son from in 2017, so she was definitely trying to be there for her daughter," says Foley.


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