MiamiHerald / The stress of a post-Hurricane Irma world on Big Pine Key was a factor in the apparent murder-suicide of a couple early Thursday, deputies say.

The husband and wife were found shortly after midnight Thursday in a trailer on Avenue D, according to Monroe County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Adam Linhardt.

“A firearm was located next to the man,” Linhardt said in a statement. “Detectives say both appeared to have died of gunshot wounds consistent with a murder suicide, but the investigation remains ongoing.”

The identifications of the man and woman are awaiting the notification of their relatives.


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