Deaths of Husband, Wife in Conn. Home Appear to Be Murder-Suicide: Police

Danbury Police Department
NBC Connecticut

The man and woman who were found dead in a Danbury home Monday afternoon were husband and wife and police said they believe the deaths were a murder and a death by suicide.

Officers were called to a Clayton Road home around 3 p.m. for a wellbeing check. The person who called police said family members hadn't seen or heard from two of the residents since Sunday.

Responding officers found a man and a woman unconscious with gunshot wounds to the head on the floor of a basement bedroom. Both were pronounced dead at the scene, according to police.

Police said the couple had three children between the age of 9 and 13 and family members are caring for the children.

An autopsy is being performed Tuesday. 

Police said they will not release the names of the couple out of respect for the children and family members.

Police said the Crisis Text Line is a texting service for emotional crisis support. To speak with a trained listener, text HELLO to 741741. It's free, available 24/7 and confidential. 

The 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline is a hotline for individuals in crisis or for those looking to help someone else. to speak with a trained listener, call 988. 

If you or someone you know needs help, please contact the National Suicide Prevention hotline at 1-800-273-8255, or reach out to the Crisis Text Line by texting ‘Home’ to 741741, anytime.

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