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Murder suicide in Pawtucket

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By: Liz tufts

ltufts@abc6.com

     Two people found dead in an upscale apartment complex in Pawtucket. A murder suicide that happened in the middle of the day. Police are keeping quiet, but a source tells ABC 6 News the victim living in the apartment was training at the Wyatt Detention Prison Academy and was allegedly having an affair with an instructor. We're told her boyfriend, who is in the Air force, found out and came to the apartment. We're told the boyfriend suffocated her and hanged himself. Residents are in shock.

     When Marlene Cuevas left for work this morning she never thought she'd come home to a crime scene. "My sister told me someone was murdered, but didn't have a lot of details, " says Cuevas.

     It was just after noon when police discovered the dead bodies. Charice Carpenter found out what happened at work through an email sent by apartment management. "It said we regret to inform you of a tragic incident, that was about it no further details, " says Carpenter.

   The mystery into what happened and who it happened to Has residents on edge.

     "I know a lot of couples here with children hoping it didn't involve people with children, " says Cuevas.

     Pawtucket police plan to release more information Thursday morning.

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