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Cheboygan Co. man kills wife then self, possibly over dementia

Submitted by on May 22, 2020 – 12:58 amNo Comment

A 79 year-old man from Cheboygan County appears to have murdered his wife and then taken his own life Thursday, possibly due to the woman’s medical condition.

State Police troopers responded to a home on Otsego Road in Wilmot Township after the man called 911 around 11 a.m. and said he had murdered his wife and was going to kill himself.

After no one responded at the door, police obtained a search warrant, entered the house and found the man and his 76 year-old wife dead.

Investigators said no motive has been established, “but the man was the caregiver of his wife who was allegedly suffering from dementia.”

The home were the apparent murder-suicide occurred is located approximately halfway between Gaylord and Indian River.

Troopers were assisted at the scene by the Cheboygan County Sheriff’s Office and conservation officers from the Department of Natural Resources.