Suspect wanted in deadly shooting of boyfriend, brother in Independence Twp. found dead

Generic: Day Police Lights
Posted at 10:22 AM, May 09, 2022
and last updated 2022-05-09 17:26:06-04

(WXYZ) — A woman who was wanted in the deadly shooting of her boyfriend and brother was found dead in Independence Township on Monday.

According to the Oakland County Sheriff's Office, the body of 22-year-old Ruby Taverner was discovered in a wooded area close to the Independence Square Apartments where she allegedly shot and killed her boyfriend and brother over the weekend.

Officials say her body was found with a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

“This tragic situation has now been brought to a close, and our investigators will now pivot to see if we can answer the question on everyone’s mind – why,” Sheriff Michael Bouchard said in a press release.

Officials say Ruby was formerly known as Martin Taverner, and allegedly shot and killed her boyfriend, 26-year-old Ray Muscat, who was formerly known as Amber Muscat, and Ruby's brother, 22-year-old Bishop Taverner, of Oxford.