Police Investigate 2 Deaths, Apparent Murder-Suicide in Novi

Family members told police that the couple was going through a divorce.

Novi police are searching for more details after finding a man and a woman, a married couple, dead inside a bathroom of their home on Porter Street near Taft on Tuesday.

The man and the woman are in their 50s and were going through a divorce, family members told police.

According to the Novi News, police came to the couple's home around 11:30 a.m. to do a welfare check after the woman failed to show up at a court hearing related to the divorce. 

Novi Police Chief David Molloy told the Novi News that police believe the man shot the woman before shooting himself. They are waiting for autopsies to be conducted before confirming the causes of death. 

"It's really a tragedy," Molloy told WXYZ.

According to Molloy, police believe the couple's 16-year-old son was in the home when the shooting occurred.

"We're just thankful he was not injured," Molloy said. 

He said they are working with child protective services to turn the teenager over to family members.


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