State Police investigate murder-suicide in Madison County
DeRuyter (WSYR-TV) - State Police say a husband and wife were found dead in their DeRuyter home in Madison County early Monday morning.
State Police say the bodies of Edward and Michele Green - both 48 years old - were found inside their Seminary Street home at about 4:30 a.m. Investigators believe it was an apparent murder-suicide.
Michelle Green is an employee in the DeRuyter School District.
Troopers were called to the home at about 10:30 p.m. Sunday when the woman's son called police, saying he had not heard from them.
Police say when they arrived, they caught a glimpse of Edward Green in a mud room armed with a shotgun. They withdrew from the home and surrounded it.
Shortly after that, police say they heard a gunshot.
Police say they continued to attempt to make contact with the family throughout the incident.
They found both people dead after sending a robot into the home around 4:30 a.m.
DeRuyter schools are closed on Monday. District personnel did not say they were canceling classes as a result of the incident.
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