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Word quickly spread Friday evening that a teenager found dead in a Newark motel room was a Pleasanton teen who was reported missing four days prior.
Family and friends confirmed through social media means that the teen was Patricia Martin, a 17-year-old girl reported missing on Monday.
On Friday morning, Newark police found a 17-year-old Pleasanton girl and a 24-year-old Livermore man dead at the E-Z 8 Motel.
Authorities have not confirmed that the 17-year-old victim is Martin, but a post on the Missing! Bring Tricia Martin Home Facebook page and several other posts indicate the victim is the missing teen.
Condolences for the teenager, known as Tricia to friends and family, also surfaced on Facebook and Twitter from people who knew her well and others who have met Tricia in passing.
Kathleen Martin, who has been quoted in the Pleasanton Weekly as the missing teen's mom, wrote on her Facebook, "I miss my baby. May she find comfort and peace in heaven. I love you more than the day before Tricia."
On Facebook, a user named Josiah wrote, "Rest in Peace Tricia Martin. You were such a great friend. You are in a better place now, my thoughts and prayers reach out to the Martin family."
Twitter user Alaina_T wrote "i didn't know tricia martin but my heart goes out to her family and friends. RIP."
Police found the teenager unresponsive around 11:48 a.m. Friday when the Newark Police Department responded to Newark's EZ-8 Motel located at 5555 Cedar Court after employees reported an unconscious male and female inside a motel room.
The man and woman had sustained . Newark police said they are investigating this incident as a murder-suicide or double suicide.
Pleasanton police said they were notified at 1:30 p.m. by Newark police about the bodies discovered in the motel. Martin was listed as an "endangered runaway" by Pleasanton police early this week.
A vigil has yet to be scheduled, but Village High School announced on its Facebook page that counselors would be available Saturday.
Patch will continue to following as more developments about this incident come.