Authorities say a Massachusetts couple is dead in a suspected murder-suicide.
“Two adults were pronounced deceased from apparent gunshot wounds,” cops said. “Initial investigation appears to reveal that this was a domestic incident resulting in a murder/suicide. There is no threat to the public.”
Officers responded to the home on Elm Street at about 11:15 a.m. on Sunday, the Plymouth County District Attorney Office said, according to Boston 25 News. A family member called 911, telling authorities the couple was dead at the home, according to WCVB.
Police found Colin Canham, 45, dead outside from an apparent gunshot wound, according to WCVB. He was found with a gun, authorities said. Sara Emerick, 45, was inside the home. She too has sustained an apparent gunshot wound.
They were married, a District Attorney’s Office spokesperson reportedly said.
Police did not suggest an alleged motive or a timeline of events.
Prosecutors and police did not immediately respond to a Law&Crime request for updated information.
The couple had a daughter, neighbors reportedly said. The child, 6, was not home during the incident, officers said.
Up-the-street neighbor Shelly Phillips said she never suspected anything was wrong, according to NBC Boston. She met the family in January when she asked about two chairs outside the home.
“He was so proud of his home and his family and it just seems so out of character,” she said.
“It’s just a very quiet neighborhood and you know it’s just shocking to hear that something like this might have happened, and so sad,” local woman Karen Baynes said, according to Boston 25 News.
The investigation is ongoing, police have said.
“If appropriate, more information will be released at a later date,” officers said. “Please contact Sergeant Detective Michael Skowyra with any information at [email protected].”
Note: Authorities identified Canham and Emerick.
[Screenshot via NBC Boston]
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