Elderly couple dies in murder-suicide

July 24, 2009 1:41:49 PM PDT
A Mansfield couple was found dead by police Friday morning. Bernard Spilka, 89, and Minnie Spilka, 84, were found dead in their home on Tallwood Court in what police believe to be a murder-suicide.

Authorities were called to the home at approximately 11:30 a.m. by a relative who contacted police after receiving a message that raised concern from one of the decedents.

Both died due to gunshot wounds.

Police say no further information will be released.


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