Elderly Delaware Couple Found Dead in Bed After Suspected Murder-Suicide

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May 1 2023, Published 1:38 p.m. ET

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Two people were found shot and killed in their Delaware home and police announced it was a murder-suicide, according to authorities.

Around 7:30 a.m. on April 29, officials said they received a 911 call from a home in Wilmington, according to the Delaware State Police.

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Troopers were sent to the home to perform a welfare check and responding officers entered the residence through an unsecured side door, officials said.

Once inside the residence, officers found two elderly people, an 87-year-old man and an 86-year-old woman, shot to death in their beds, authorities said.


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Both of the residents were pronounced dead at the scene.

Police were able to recover a handgun at the house, which was in the possession of the man, officials said.

The incident is still under investigation and anyone with information regarding the case is asked to contact Detective B. McDerby by calling 302-741-2821.


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