Prosecutor: Elderly couple found dead in apparent murder-suicide

Authorities say an elderly couple found dead in their home at the in Brick Township apparently died in a murder-suicide.

News 12 Staff

Jun 11, 2019, 2:29 PM

Updated 1,814 days ago

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Authorities say an elderly couple found dead in their home at the in Brick Township apparently died in a murder-suicide.
Ocean County prosecutors say police officers were called to a home on Club House Road to conduct a welfare check. When officers went inside they found the bodies of a 79-year-old man and his 80-year-old wife.
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.
Their names have not been released.
It's not yet known what may have spurred the shooting, but officials say that there is no danger to the public.
No other injuries were reported.
The Associated Press wire services contributed to this report.


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