Police suspect murder, suicide at Bayview Estates near Selbyville

May 19, 2014

Story Location:
Selbyville  Delaware
United States

Delaware State Police suspect a man and woman found dead May 19 near Selbyville was the result of a murder suicide.

The man, 63, and woman, 53, were found dead at 5:50 a.m. near the Bayview Estates community clubhouse, said Cpl. John Day of the Delaware State Police. They were found lying on the ground in the rear parking lot of the clubhouse.

The married couple lived on the Maryland side of Bayview Estates in Bishopville, Md., Day said.

Day said the couple drove separately to the clubhouse late evening on May 18. He said the man shot the woman twice with a handgun and then shot himself.

Both bodies have been turned over to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner to determine the cause and manner of death. Their names will be released when their next of kin have been notified, Day said.