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Elderly couple found dead in West Bend park, 'planned mutual suicidal act'

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Posted at 10:24 PM, Feb 10, 2022
and last updated 2022-02-11 16:28:16-05

WEST BEND, Wisc. — Police found two people fatally shot in West Bend on Thursday.

According to the West Bend Police Department, an officer on foot patrol in Lac Lawrann Park discovered two people dead near one of the buildings around 5:45 p.m.

On Friday, police identified the victims as an 85-year-old man and 81-year-old woman. Both victims were from West Bend and were married.

According to police, the couple died as a result of a planned mutual suicidal act.

Additional officers and deputies from the Washington County Sheriff's Office searched the park and no other victims were located.

This is an ongoing investigation. Officials say there is no danger to the public.

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