Troopers identify man, woman found dead in Essex home - WFSB 3 Connecticut

Troopers identify man, woman found dead in Essex home

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Two people were found dead inside a home in Essex on Tuesday (WFSB) Two people were found dead inside a home in Essex on Tuesday (WFSB)
ESSEX, CT (WFSB) -

State police released the identities of two people found dead in a home in Essex.

Troopers said Joseph Reifer and Susan Barron, both 72, were found after a well-being check at their home on Prospect Street.

State police arrived at the scene around 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday.

They said their initial findings indicate that it was a murder-suicide.

They said there is no threat to the public.

The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner conducted a post-mortem examination and determined that Reifer shot and killed Barron and himself.

The incident remains under investigation.

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