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Husband and wife found dead in Bristol home

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BRISTOL, CT (WFSB) -

The bodies of a husband and wife were found in a Bristol home Wednesday morning, and it was three small children who made the discovery.

Just after 7 a.m. Wednesday morning police discovered 26-year-old Alexander Ryng and 27-year-old Kyla Ryng, of 73 Henderson St., in what appeared to be a murder-suicide.

Police launched an investigation at the Henderson Street home Wednesday morning where the couple lived with their three young children, ages 4, 3 and 20 months, who ran to a neighbor's home where police were called.

Court documents said the mother, Kyla, filed for a divorce this past Friday, and according to Alexander's Facebook page he was currently active in the Army, and the Army National Guard confirmed he was ranked as a first lieutenant. There were no restraining orders filed.

Many neighbors like Richard Nicotera were surprised by the incident.

"We've lived here, the family, over 70 years and never seen anything like this, but I guess it's the sign of the times," Nicotera said.

"It's just really sad," said neighbor Nancy Gagne, who said the Henderson Street neighborhood is a quiet one, and she didn't hear any sirens Tuesday night.

The couple appeared to have died from gunshot wounds, however police officers would not disclose where the shots were, what kind of gun, or if they had been called to the house before.

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