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Cops: House Fire Set To Hide Attempted Murder-Suicide

Police investigating a house fire in Lindenhurst ended up uncovering what may have been an attempted murder suicide.

Lindenhurst Fire Department firefighters responded to reports of a fire on North Erie Avenue at 4:15 Sunday morning.Police say firefighters found evidence of a bloody crime scene in the bedroom.

Suffolk County Police say they found the owner of the house unconcious in his Chevrolet Tahoe near Oak Beach.His ex-wife's dead body was discovered in the back of the truck, wrapped in a blanket.

The man is listed in serious condition at a local hospital. The woman's cause of death is under investigation.

Police have not yet released their names.

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