Wednesday, December 31, 2014
"HUNTSVILLE, AL — The two people found dead in their Huntsville home on Monday have been identified.
"A maintenance worker discovered the bodies of Janet and Edward Sulcer inside their home on 3115 Hale Drive around noon.
"Authorities believe Edward Sulcer shot his wife and then himself. They said there was not sign of a struggle at the couple's home.
"Police said the wife recently had shoulder surgery, but they don't believe she had any other health problems. They also said officers were never called to the house in the past and the couple didn't have a history of domestic violence.
"Neighbors said on Monday that Janet Sulcer had a series of health problems recently and that Edward Sulcer was friendly and outgoing.
"Police did not discover a suicide note at the scene."
"DOVER, NH — A New Hampshire man wrote an upbeat post about his plan to kill his ailing wife in a `double suicide`—and then carried out the deed inside her hospital room.
"`Love you all, peace out!` concluded the message, which was posted on Facebook just minutes before Mark Lavoie carried out the murder/suicide inside of Dover’s Wentworth-Douglass Hospital Tuesday morning.
"Authorities did not identify the shooter or the victim, but Lavoie’s sister confirmed her brother was the gunman.
"Dorcas Lavoie said her brother had acted `out of love` for his wife Katherine, 49.
"`They both loved each other very much,` she told The Associated Press.
"In his posting, Lavoie said he wanted to put his wife out of her misery.
"Police went to the hospital just after 6 a.m. after a 911 call reported gunshots in a private room in the critical care unit.
"`While the investigation is still in the early stages and ongoing, the two deaths appear to be the result of a murder/suicide,` the New Hampshire Attorney General’s office said in a statement."
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"YORKTOWN, VA — Officials believe a man shot his wife and then died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound Sunday night inside a York County home, a sheriff's office spokesman said.
"`He called 911 and said he had shot his wife,` York-Poquoson Sheriff's Lt. Dennis Ivey said Monday.
"Emergency crews found the couple dead just after 6:45p.m. inside the home on 308 Monument Court. The two people were found dead lying on the floor near the front door and kitchen area, officials said. The two were meeting to sign some documents. It has been determined that this was a `planned murder,` officials said.
"The 68-year-old husband, Kurt Kurosawa, and the 40-year-old wife, Merriam Kurosawa, were legally married but separated, officials said. The wife was living in the 300 block of Monument Court, where the incident occurred, and the husband was living in the 100 block of Chadwick Court in York County.
"The couple had three children, age 11, 13 and 16. The children were at the husband's residence and were not harmed, Ivey said."
"HAZLET, NJ — The residential neighborhood on Peter Place, where two bodies were found Saturday, seemed quiet and peaceful Monday morning—almost a world away from the crime scene that drew police.
"Thomas C. Huth, director of the major crimes bureau at the Monmouth Prosecutors Office, confirmed the deceased as Christine Dzienisiewski and her husband Richard Dzienisiewski.
"Two days ago police found a man and woman, both 37, in what authorities say may be a murder/suicide. There was still some police tape sectioning off a small part of the house Monday morning, but almost nothing else seemed out of the ordinary.
"The crime scene blended in with other houses on Peter Place with Christmas decorations and manicured front lawns. Snowflake decorations adorned the walkway of the house, leading up to the front porch.
"Christine Dzienisiewski died as a result of a homicide, Huth said. He confirmed that Richard died as a result of self-inflicted wounds, but he could not offer more details as the investigation is pending.
"Webster said authorities are not searching for any suspects, and that the community is not in danger."
"CROWLEY, TX — Crowley police say a woman and her two teenage daughters who were found dead in their home Sunday were victims of a murder/suicide.
"Samuel Morales, 36, was also found dead at the home the family shared on Kennedy Drive. Police suspect he killed the three others, but spared a 9-year-old boy, before turning the gun on himself, Crowley police Chief Luis Soler said Tuesday at a press conference.
"`The brave 9-year-old boy is doing the best as he can under these circumstances,` Soler said. `He’ll be all right. We’ll take care of him.`
"The victims, Xiomara Leon, 34, Linda Gonzalez, 18, and Yasmine Zavala, 13, were identified early Tuesday by the Tarrant County medical examiner’s office. The youngest victim was strangled, and Leon and Gonzalez were both shot repeatedly, the ME says.
"A 9-year-old boy found unharmed at the home called a relative who then called 911 to report that a man had committed suicide at the family’s home.
"Leon and Morales were in a romantic relationship for four years, but police did not know whether they were married. The 9-year-old boy, Gonzalez and Zavala were Leon’s children. Leon and Morales did not have any children together. They all lived in the home together.
"Soler said investigators are still trying to establish a timeline in the case. They have not said who Morales killed first or what led to the slayings. He also said it’s unclear why the 13-year-old girl was strangled and the others were shot.
"`At this point, I don’t know if we’ll ever know why it took place,` Soler said."
Source: Dallas Morning News...