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Apparent murder/suicide investigated

SEBRING - A Sebring man apparently killed his wife and then himself on Tuesday morning, Highlands County Sheriff Susan Benton said. Benton said her office was investigating a possible murder/suicide. When deputies arrived at the residence, they found two deceased people, apparently the man and wife, she said. The deputies arrived after the sheriff's office received a call from a man who said he had killed his wife and was going to kill himself, she said in a press release. A SWAT team and a crisis negotiation team were unable to make any further contact with the man, she said. Benton said that with the help of the State Fire Marshal's Office, deputies sent in a robot and discovered the two bodies.
Names of the deceased were not being released, pending notification of family members.
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