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AMHERST, N.Y. (WIVB) - Early Friday morning, Amherst Police were called to a home on Dawnbrook Lane where they say an elderly man murdered his wife then shot himself.
Officers arrived around 8 a.m. on Friday after a caregiver found the couple deceased. Police Chief Charles Cohen says the woman, believed to be 87-years-old, was sick with an unknown illness. He would not say if any note was left by the woman's husband, who is believed to be 92-years-old.
Neighbors tell News 4 one body was taken from the garage and the other was removed from the house. Neighbors say they didn't really know the couple that well, but were shocked to hear of the incident, saying they hadn't heard anything unusual Thursday night or early Friday morning.
Neighbors say the couple was extremely private and do not believe they had any children.
Chief Cohen says both died of a single gunshot wound, fired by a sawed off rifle.
Police are not saying whether the woman's illness was the possible motive.
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