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Police: Murder-suicide behind deaths of elderly couple

Police in southwestern Finland say that the deaths of two elderly people found on Ruissalo Island in Turku were the result of a murder-suicide.

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The bodies of two elderly people were found in a wooded area of Runsala Island in Turku, in southwestern Finland, on Wednesday, sparking a police investigation.

Local police said on Thursday that the husband shot and killed his wife and shortly afterwards took his own life at about 11 am on Wednesday.

The case is being investigated as a murder, police said, adding that the investigation will continue.

Investigators say they do not suspect anyone else to have been involved in the incident.

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