Citing the D.C. Metropolitan Police Department, US media reports say an official for the U.S. Commerce Department died on June 7 in what a preliminary investigation said was a murder-suicide involving her husband. 

Police officers reportedly conducted a welfare check at the couple's home in Northwest D.C. on Friday.  When they arrived they found a man, identified as 51-year-old Jason Rieff, with a handgun who appeared to fire a self-inflicted shot while they were on the scene.  Police said they also found an unresponsive adult female identified as 45-year-old Lola Gulomova, according to Fox News.

In their preliminary investigation, detectives from the Homicide Branch said the incident was “domestic in nature.”  The couple had two children who were not present during the shooting, BNO News reported.

Jason Rieff was pronounced dead after he was rushed to an area hospital. 

The Washington Post says Jason Rieff and Lola Gulomova divorced in March this year after eighteen years of marriage.  

Lola Gulomova reportedly signed a new 4-year contract and in 2020, she was supposed to go Belgrade.  She wanted to take both daughters with her but Rieff did not agree with that.  

Lola Gulomova had worked in a variety of public servant positions for the U.S. government.

Originally from Tajikistan, she came to the United States where she eventually worked as NASA Deputy Russia Representative at the U.S. Embassy in Moscow.

While working at the Commerce Department, she took diplomatic posts in India, China, and Taiwan.

Jason Rieff worked at the State Department.