Monday, June 30, 2014

Chatty Neighbors Discuss Dead Couple With Reporters

"WINDSOR LOCKS, CT — Two people are dead after a murder/suicide was reported at a home in Windsor Locks on Monday afternoon, police said.

"Officers were called to a home on 37 Webb Street around 1:30 p.m. Upon arrival, officers located the body of a man and woman.

"Investigators said they believe a husband shot his wife and then killed himself. Police said the murder/suicide was `domestic-related` and there was `no danger to the greater community.`

"Neighbors told [reporters] the couple, which was in their 40s, had lived at the home for years and had children, possibly three.

"`The boy rides by on his bike,` said Peter Lefevre, of Windsor Locks. `The girl plays in the yard. But the parents I have never talked to them. They walk by and I say 'hi,' but they don't say much.`

"Eyewitness News has learned the husband was home a lot and neighbors said he was unemployed for a while.

"`I am sad, if that's him,` said neighbor Doreen Pilotte. `I am sad that he sat on his porch and no one knew he was hurting so much.`

"Neighbors said the family has lived on the street for at least 10 years.

"`It's sad. It's a sad world we live in, sad state of affairs we live in these days,` said neighbor Dave Vaicunas.

"Neighbors also said the husband was sitting on the front steps on Monday morning, and while they have lived there for 10 years or more, they mostly kept to themselves.

"The murder/suicide remains under investigation and police would not comment further about the incident."


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