Two octogenarians found dead at their home near Montauban, the thesis of double suicide privileged

It was a delivery man who made the macabre discovery. This Monday, August 9 at around 10 a.m., he dropped off a package at the couple’s home in Vaïssac (Tarn-et-Garonne), near Nègrepelisse. A note on a bay window indicates that they are in the garage. Inside, the delivery man discovers the bodies of an 83 and 84 year old man and woman. The couple had gunshot wounds to the head.

A concerted suicide?

According to the first elements of the investigation, the shots were fired with an old semi-automatic pistol. The model is too old to determine its provenance.

The intervention of a third party at the scene of the crime is excluded. The preferred hypothesis at this stage is that of a concerted suicide of the couple. He was having health problems and had warned his children that he wished leave together.

The investigation is entrusted to the Montauban research brigade. The bodies were transferred to the Toulouse forensic institute where they will be autopsied on Wednesday.


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