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Elderly New Jersey Couple Found Dead at Shore Home in Murder-Suicide

They say it appears the man shot his wife before turning the gun on himself

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What to Know

  • Authorities say an elderly couple found dead in their home at the New Jersey shore apparently died in a murder-suicide
  • They say it appears the man shot his wife before turning the gun on himself at their Brick Township house
  • The investigation is ongoing

Authorities say an elderly couple found dead in their home at the New Jersey shore apparently died in a murder-suicide.

Ocean County prosecutors say the bodies of a 79-year-old man and his 80-year-old wife were found Tuesday when officers went to their Brick Township home to do a welfare check on the couple.

Prosecutors say each person died from single gunshot wounds.

They say it appears the man shot his wife before turning the gun on himself, but they note the investigation is ongoing.

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