The New Hampshire Attorney General said Monday that the deaths of two people in Fremont, New Hampshire, last week have been ruled a murder-suicide.
The two individuals have been identified as Mary Lucas, 52, and Michael Porter, 51, of Fremont, according to a press release issued Monday morning. The medical examiner's office conducted autopsies and determiend that the cause of Lucas's death was strangulation, and the manner of death was homicide. The cause of Porter's death was a single gunshot wound, and his manner of death was suicide.
Investigators said they believe that Porter strangled Lucas, his girlfriend, and then killed himself. The investigation into the circumstances surrounding the deaths is ongoing.
Police responded to 296 Main St. in Fremont on Friday morning after Lucas was found dead in her home.
Porter was found dead later in the day a short distance from the crime scene.