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UPDATE: Husband and Wife Found Dead in N. Lynbrook Home

Police investigate deaths inside Catherine Street home Thursday morning.

This story was last updated at 2:22 p.m. on Jan. 10.

A wife and her husband were found dead Thursday morning inside their North Lynbrook home.

Nassau County Police were called to 22A Catherine St. around 9:30 a.m. for a possible murder and suicide, however, preliminary reports from the medical examiner Thursday afternoon suggested there was no foul play. 

"At this time it appears to be that we have a 73-year-old female who died of natural causes and her 70-year-old husband suffered a self-inflicted gun shot wound," Nassau County Police Det. Vincent Garcia told reporters at the scene.

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The couple had been married for more than 20 years. No names have been released, but family members of the deceased have been notified.

The bodies were discovered after a home health care aid went to the home Thursday morning and found the door was locked, cops said.

Police say the aid contacted the female victim's daughter who then called someone who had a key to the home. That person arrived, entered the home and police were then contacted, according to detectives.

The woman was found in her bed, and her husband's body was on the floor nearby, according to police. Detectives said the woman had been ill but her exact condition was not released. The small one-story home had a wheelchair ramp attached in the front.

Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice was also at the scene. The DA's spokesman, Chris Munzing, told Patch "the victim in the case is related to an employee in our office."

Catherine Street was still closed off around 2 p.m. Thursday as Nassau County detectives and the medical examiner continued to investigate the scene.

This is a developing story, which Patch will update as new information becomes available.

the big kahuna January 10, 2013 at 06:47 PM
too many murders in Lynbrook
the big kahuna January 10, 2013 at 06:47 PM
this is not that kind of town
Thomas Nathan January 10, 2013 at 07:58 PM
This was a suicide not a murder.
Tara Conry (Editor) January 10, 2013 at 08:05 PM
Yes. Thomas, we do know that now. The call initially came in as a "possible" murder-suicide but around 2 p.m. today Nassau County Police said that the preliminary reports from the medical examiner show that it appears the woman died of natural causes and the man took his own life.
Melissa Pinto January 10, 2013 at 09:11 PM
.The woman died of natural causes and the man killed himself, obviously they weren't well or one of them wasnt well or they would not have had a home care aid.Just saying .

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