Police: Man, Woman Found Dead Were Possibly Married [Updated]

Officers were responding to reports of a gunshot fired, according to a statement released by Sgt. Carol Ogrinc.

Updated, Sept. 21 7:38 p.m.

The deceased are believed to be married couple and appeared to be in their early 40s to early 50s, Sgt. Ogrinc told Patch. The police department also believes that the two were the only occupants of the apartment where they were found, Ogrinc said.

Original Story

New Canaan police officers discovered one man and one woman dead inside of a Park Street residence Friday afternoon after responding to reports of a gunshot fired, according to a statement released by Sgt. Carol Ogrinc.

The officers responded at approximately 2:40 p.m., Ogrinc said, and arrived at a residence in the area of Maple Street near the New Canaan Post Office. One of the deceased appeared to have died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, according to the statement.

The incident is currently under investigation.

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Teri September 22, 2012 at 01:38 AM
The New Canaan Advertiser has better reporting on this case. There is clearly a back story here. These condos are expensive to rent. How about reporters actually doing some work and knocking on doors to find out the couples name and history instead of waiting for NCPD to doll out limited information.
Baffled Resident September 22, 2012 at 02:30 AM
That house on Wahackme where Farren bludgeoned his wife is worth substantially more than 131 Park Street. There are plenty of psycho's in town. 99.9% of them stay on their meds, fortunately.
Teri September 22, 2012 at 02:06 PM
It looks like the New Canaan Advertiser did some digging last night to find the name of the couple http://www.ncadvertiser.com/12925/reports-of-gun-shots-on-park-and-cherry/. Their new editor, Josh, at least knows how to be a reporter. It's the NCPD choice not to release names but a newspapers job to do the leg work to find out details residents want to know...and not wait around for the local cops to doll out info and control the news. Good Job NC Advertiser
holly gilbert September 22, 2012 at 05:24 PM
Family should be notiFied before it is open to general public!
Chandra Johnson Greene September 22, 2012 at 06:37 PM
Police have released the identities of the victims: http://patch.com/A-xYQJ


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