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State police say man killed wife, then himself, in Day

August 22, 2011
The Leader Herald

DAY - State police at Wilton have released the names of the people found dead after a murder-suicide at 672 Military Road in Day, just northeast of Edinburg.

Troopers from the Mayfield barracks responded to the residence Friday night after the bodies were discovered by a family member.

Troopers said autopsy results and the investigation indicate Robert J. Monacchio, 51, strangled his wife, Cynthia E. Monacchio, also 51, then took his own life with a shotgun.

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In this photo taken Sunday morning, a state police car and crime-scene tape are seen at the entrance to 672 Military Road in Day, the scene of a murder-suicide.

The Leader-Herald/Nora King

State police said they are continuing the investigation into what led up to the killings, but it does not appear that any other people were responsible for the deaths.

No further details were available this morning.



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