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The dead bodies of a married couple were found at a home next to St George's Cricket Club today.

The man and woman were aged 49 and 48, respectively, according to Acting Superintendant Nicholas Pedro, who said the couple were found at 2.25pm.

He added that they appeared to be suffering from injuries that caused their deaths but gave no further details.

A police source told The Royal Gazette that officers were investigating the possibility of a murder followed by a suicide.

But a police spokesman told reporters at the scene that it was “too early” in the inquiry to give many details.

The spokesman said: “Police received a report of the lifeless bodies of a man and a woman found in a dwelling off of Wellington Slip Road — that's right behind St George's Cricket Club.

“As you can imagine, we have officers from the Forensic Support Unit and Serious Crime on the scene. It's an active scene. We are asking for people, obviously, not to come to the area at this time as it's an active police environment. It's too early to give out any more details. We are processing the environment as we speak.”

He added: “We are asking for people who live in the area to expect delays.”

Traffic is currently being diverted from the scene.

Premier Craig Cannonier said last night: “I am shocked and deeply saddened to hear of the tragedy that took place in St. George's today.

“This hits close to home as this tragic event occurred in my neighbourhood. I know that the Bermuda Police Service is working diligently to establish the facts of what transpired.

“I know all of Bermuda will join me in offering our support and prayers to the family members and friends of the deceased at this extremely difficult time.”

St. George's West MP Nandi Outerbridge added: “I was stunned and saddened to learn of this tragedy this afternoon. I would like to extend my sincere condolences to the families and my thoughts and prayers go out to them during this extremely difficult time.”

“A terrible tragedy,” said Minister of National Security Michael Dunkley.

“St. George's is a close-knit community and so I know that this loss will be felt by the residents of the area in particular.

“At this stage in the investigation I wish to assure the community that I am confident that the Police will do their jobs sensitively and professionally. Let us keep the family of this couple in our thoughts and prayers as they come to terms with these tragic events.”

Acting Governor Ginny Ferson said: “I am saddened to hear of the tragic events which took place in St George's today.

“It would not be right for me to speculate on the causes or go into the details of the deaths but experts from the Bermuda Police Service are working to establish the circumstances. Our thoughts are with relatives and friends and all those affected by this incident.”

Police are seen in St George's at the scene of today's incident (Photo by Mark Tatem)
Police are seen in St George's at the scene of today's incident (Photo by Mark Tatem)

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Published March 10, 2014 at 4:31 pm (Updated March 10, 2014 at 7:25 pm)

Married couple found dead in St George’s home

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