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Husband, Wife Die in Apparent Murder-Suicide in Parking Lot

Investigators said the couple died from apparent gunshot wounds and a handgun was recovered from the scene

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A couple found dead in a Kent County Delaware parking lot over the weekend died in what state police called a suspected murder-suicide.

Delaware State Troopers were called to the parking lot area off of Cooper Avenue in Bowers Beach, Frederica, around 4 p.m. Saturday where they found the bodies of 55-year-old Kenneth Bowers and his 40-year-old wife, Lysandra Bowers.

Investigators said they both died from apparent gunshot wounds and a handgun was recovered from the scene. Police called it an apparent murder-suicide, but said that an autopsy would be performed to determine the causes and manners of death.

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Police said there is no concern for public safety and the investigation continued Monday.

Anyone with information is asked to call Detective M. Ryde at 302-741-2730. Tipsters can also call the Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 or visit the Delaware Crime Stoppers website.

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