State people have identified the two people who were found dead inside an Essex home on Tuesday afternoon and said the case is a murder-suicide.
Connecticut State Police responded to the home on Prospect Street around 1:30 p.m. to conduct a well-being check and troopers found 72-year-old Susan Barron and 72-year-old Joseph Reifer dead inside the home.
The officer of the medical examiner determined that Barron was shot and killed and Reifer died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
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This incident remains under investigation.
Barron and Reifer both lived in the home.
Reifer would have turned 73 on Thursday, according to the news release from state police.