the republic logo

Police: Long Island couple in 70s found dead in murder-suicide

Share/Save/Bookmark

SOUTH FARMINGDALE, New York — Police on Long Island say a 73-year-old man shot his 74-year-old wife to death and then killed himself with the same gun.

Police found the bodies of Barry and Anne Kaplan in their bedroom in South Farmingdale on Tuesday.

Newsday reports (http://nwsdy.li/SVZ3ZP ) that the couple's son declined to comment on their deaths Wednesday and attempts to reach their daughter were not successful.

Police say the couple's family had asked a neighbor to check on the two. It was that neighbor who called authorities.

Newsday reports that the Kaplans competed for many years in Long Island's tomato competitions.

Last year at the newspaper's Great Long Island Tomato Challenge, they each entered 2-pound-plus beefsteak tomatoes.

Fellow competitor Tina Kraemer of Bohemia said the Kaplans were "just very welcoming people."


Information from: Newsday, http://www.newsday.com

Think your friends should see this? Share it with them!

All comments are moderated before posting. Your email address must be verified with Disqus in order for your comment to appear.
View our commenting guidelines and FAQ's here.

Story copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Feedback, Corrections and Other Requests: AP welcomes feedback and comments from readers. Send an email to info@ap.org and it will be forwarded to the appropriate editor or reporter.


We also have more stories about:
(click the phrases to see a list)

Category:

Subjects:

Places:

 

Follow The Republic:

All content copyright ©2014 The Republic, a division of Home News Enterprises unless otherwise noted.
All rights reserved. Privacy policy.