Monday, January 21, 2013
"WARWICK, RI — Police are investigating two deaths in Warwick as a murder-suicide.
"The victims were identified as 52-year-old William Liebrich and his wife 50-year-old Colleen Liebrich.
"Officers found them in their home at 161 Armstrong Ave. Both residents were found in bed with gunshot wounds.
"Police responded to the house after receiving a 911 hang up call just after midnight.
"Based on information at the scene, investigators said William Liebrich made the call and then shot his wife while she was in bed before turning the gun on himself.
"Investigators said William Liebrich left a suicide note.
"Autopsies will be performed to confirm the cause of the death of the victims.
"According to the Warwick Fire Department, William Liebrich became a firefighter in 1988 and retired in 2004. He was one of the Warwick fire inspectors for the Fire Inspection Bureau. Colleen Liebrich used to own a local salon.
"Family members [said] that Colleen Liebrich was battling a diseased pancreas over the past 15 years, and that her condition worsened over the past few months."