A.G.: Murder-Suicide At Dover Hospital Involved Husband And Wife

Dec 30, 2014

Wentworth-Douglass Hospital
Credit NHPR / Emily Corwin

An investigation is underway into a murder-suicide involving a husband and wife at a Dover hospital this morning.

According to the attorney general’s office, Dover police responded to Wentworth-Douglass Hospital just after 6 this morning for a report of shots fired.

Officers found the husband and wife both dead in the hospital’s critical care unit.

While the investigation is ongoing, it appears the husband murdered his wife and then took his own life. 

Assistant Attorney General Jay McCormack says the investigation will look into "the nature of the relationship, to better explain what occurred." McCormack says more information will be available after the autopsy, to be performed Wednesday.

Several media outlets are reporting the man posted a suicide note on Facebook this morning prior to the shooting.