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Texas Nurse Allegedly Killed By Boyfriend In Baffling Murder-Suicide

"It was completely out of the blue," a friend of Marjorie Tate said of the apparent murder-suicide that left her and her boyfriend, Marcus Tate-Clay, dead.

By Daniel Egitto
Exes and Lovers Killed By Jealousy

A Texas nurse and her boyfriend have been found dead in an apparent murder-suicide that has baffled those who knew them.

Marjorie Tate, 54, worked as a nurse at a medical center in Texoma, Texas. When she talked to her coworkers about her boyfriend, 42-year-old Marcus Tate-Clay, she had only positive things to say, a friend of hers told local station KTEN-10.

“She just never spoke negatively of him. There was never a concern about her safety at all,” Mandy Phillips said.

Her coworkers were the last people to see her as she finished her shift on Monday, Nov. 16. Two days later, she was reported missing by her daughter, a juvenile, local outlet KXII reports.

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Police arrived at her home to find her and her boyfriend shot dead. Tate-Clay had apparently murdered her before turning the gun on himself, according to the station.

“It was completely out of the blue,” Phillips told KTEN.

Tate was buried on Nov. 27, according to her funeral home’s website. Tate-Clay’s celebration of life is scheduled for this Friday, Dec. 5, according to his funeral home. The service will be held at Denley Drive Missionary Baptist Church in Dallas.

Tate’s coworkers remember her as a kind and helpful woman, and some suspect there is more to this story than investigators have let on, according to KTEN.

This incident’s motive is still being investigated, KXII reports.

The couple’s autopsy reports have not yet been completed, a spokesperson from the Collin County Medical Examiner’s office said in an email to Oxygen.com.