Saturday, March 31, 2012

Relatives Find Bodies After Breaking Into House

"COLORADO SPRINGS, CO — A man and a woman were found dead Saturday afternoon after what police suspect was a murder-suicide in a home near The Broadmoor.

"Two of the couple’s relatives found the bodies just before 12:30 p.m. in the master bedroom of 20 Highland Street, behind the famed resort, said Colorado Springs police Sgt. Jerry Steckler. A handgun was found between the bodies, he said.

"Police are investigating the deaths as a possible murder-suicide, Steckler said.

"The man and the woman living in the house hadn’t been heard from since Thursday, and a relative had tried repeatedly to check on them. No one ever answered the door.

"Two relatives broke into the back door of the house Saturday and found the couple. Both had been shot in the head, Steckler said.

"A husband and wife who lived in the house were supposed to move out Saturday, said Barney Iuppa, who owns the house.

"Most of the belongings in the house were boxed up, Steckler said.

"`They were good tenants — never had any problems,` Iuppa said.

"Neighbors recalled seeing the couple host a garage sale earlier this month in anticipation of moving.

"They were `quiet` and generally `kept to themselves,` said Tom Music, who lives across the street.

"The coroner’s office will determine the cause and manner of death, police said."

From The Gazette...

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