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Estranged husband of murder victim says he's not a suspect

Investigators searched the home of Alan Dupras hours after a double homicide

KINGSBURG, Calif. - The Fresno County Sheriff's Office identified the murder victims as 55-year-old Jennifer Dupras seen here in photo and her mother 88-year-old Cynthia Houk. 

Their bodies were were found Monday afternoon at a home near Colonial and Sample. Authorities did question Dupras' estranged husband 57-year-old Alan Dupras but he was not taken into custody.

KSEE 24 actually talked to Dupras inside his home for more than an hour but he did not want to go on camera. He says there's no reason for him to be viewed as a suspect. He says the last 24 hours have been a complete nightmare.

What used to be home for one Kingsburg family became the spot investigators searched through Alan Dupras' property hours after deputies found his estranged wife Jennifer Dupras dead inside a house in Northwest Fresno. Her mother -- Cynthia Houk also killed. We spoke to Alan Dupras off camera. He says detectives took his DNA and some belongings to determine if he's connected to his wife and mother in law's deaths.

"We haven't found anything to warrant an arrest. at this point we're still on the search looking for who is responsible for this," said Tony Botti of the Fresno County Sheriff's Office.

Dupras says he's been married to Jennifer for more than 30 years. In October, he says she told him she loved someone else and wanted a divorce. A source close to the victim says Jennifer was afraid for her life, claiming Dupras kept multiple guns. Then there's a timeline of suspicious fires.

"There was a car fire right in front of that house and just out of the blue," said Shaye Oana who lives near the Cynthia Houk.

A car in flames last month at the home where Dupras and her mother lived. Last Monday, the headquarters of a local French non-profit organization burned down. That's where Jennifer Dupras served as the Vice Principal and Director of Studies. Still in shock, Alan Dupras told me he never wanted a divorce because he's never stopped loving her.


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