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Names of couple who died in Vernon murder-suicide released

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VERNON, CT (WFSB) -

Police continued to investigate a murder-suicide in Vernon Thursday morning.

They identified the couple as 53-year-old Allison Peterson and 59-year-old Eric Danziger.

Both were found dead in their condo on Linden Place by a maintenance worker on Wednesday.

They were the only people living in the unit, according to police.

They said evidence suggests that Danziger killed Peterson and then himself.

An autopsy was scheduled for Thursday morning.

Police said they are confident they found most of what they need for the investigation.

They were called to the scene during the afternoon hours.

"[I] really wasn't thinking it was anything spectacular until I saw the caution tape and I was like, 'oh gosh,'" said Rae North, a neighbor.

Police said they knew the couple was in a dating relationship.

They said there is no threat to neighbors.

"We are not searching for any other parties," said William Meier, Vernon police. "We are also not searching for any weapons. We believe everything involved in this crime was found at the scene."

Neighbors told Eyewitness News that they've seen police at the condo before.

"There's been stuff happening at the apartment before so it's not really a surprise that this is happening now," said Daisy Skinner-Steele, a neighbor.

Police have not said how many times they visited the condo. They said it is part of their investigation.

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