Coroner releases names in murder-suicide.

The coroner tells Eyewitness News that 63-year-old Henry Ambrose shot and killed his 59-year-old wife Lorraine before turning the gun on himself.  There will be no autopsy, because the investigation is over.

 

MOUNTAIN TOP, LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) - Authorities removed the bodies of a man and woman from inside this home on Kirby Avenue in Fairview Township around 2 Saturday afternoon.
Police were called to the house around 11a.m. after a family member discovered the husband and wife inside. They say the man shot his wife using a handgun before turning the weapon on himself.

"It took my breath away. I couldn't believe something this serious was happening right here," said Jennifer Marino .

Marino lives two doors down from the scene. She's known the couple for about six years. While she says most people in this community keep to themselves, everyone is friendly, including the man and woman who lived inside  this home together for 30 years - according to neighbor's.

"We talked to them when they were outside gardening, walking their dogs. My kids liked to pet the dogs. They were good neighbors," said Marino.

Police from Fairview, Wright and Rice Townships all responded to Kirby Avenue. Police say no one else was inside the home when the couple died. Investigators spent much of the afternoon questioning residents about what they might have seen or heard. Everyone we spoke with never suspected any problems were going on inside the home.

As police try to sort out what led to the deadly violence, neighbors struggle with a tragedy that hits so close to home.

Fairview Township police are conducting the investigation


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