Senior Murder Suicide on the Increase

Senior Murder Suicide on the Increase

A senior couple was discovered dead after a murder suicide, last week in Celebration, FL, at approximately 5 am. The 84-year old man was found in his backyard while the 83-year old woman was inside the home. Both victims died of gunshot wounds, with no signs of foul play or forced entry. The incident was only one day after a 77-year old man called 911 to report that he was going to shoot himself and his wife. The couple was found lying dead next to each other after suffering fatal gunshot wounds. These events occurring in such a close timeline are not a mere coincidence. Murder suicide rates have been rising across the nation. This makes suicide the 10th highest cause of death in the country. According to the Washington Post, “Nationwide the suicide rate has increased by more than 30 percent since 1999, rising from 10.5 suicides per 100,000 to 13.9 per 100,000 in 2016.” The state of Florida has one...
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