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Brooklyn couple dead in apparent murder-suicide

Saturday, December 01, 2012

Police say a husband and wife have been found dead in an apparent murder-suicide in their Brooklyn home.

The New York Police Department said Elsie and Peter Jones' bodies were discovered around 11:30 a.m. Friday in their home on St. Jude Place, in the Canarsie neighborhood. Each had been shot in the head.

Investigators believe the 53-year-old husband killed his 39-year-old wife and then himself.

The Daily News ( ) reports that he drove a commuter van, while she worked at the pharmaceutical company Pfizer for 17 years.

Friends and relatives tell the newspaper the two had been married since 1999 and have an 8-year-old son, but their union had soured.

The wife's sister, Rachelle Thevenin, says Elsie Jones was trying to get a divorce.

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