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Suspicious deaths in Jarrettsville ruled homicide-suicide, Harford sheriff’s office says

Investigators believe a 75-year-old Jarrettsville man shot and killed his wife, then turned the gun on himself and committed suicide, the Harford County Sheriff’s Office announced Thursday morning.

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Gregory Weller was found in the home’s office, dead from what appeared to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head, sheriff’s office spokesperson Cristie Hopkins said. His wife, Thelma Weller, 76, was found dead in the bedroom from a gunshot wound to the upper body. Both were pronounced dead at the scene and taken the medical examiner’s office to officially determine the cause and manner of death.

With information provided by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, detectives from the sheriff’s Criminal Investigations Division conclusively ruled the incident a homicide-suicide on Thursday, the sheriff’s office announced.

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Hopkins said a revolver was recovered from the scene and there were no signs of forced entry to the home. The two deceased were last seen on Oct. 29 at around 6:20 p.m. The motive for the incident, Hopkins said, was still unclear as of Friday.

Anyone with additional information about the incident is asked to call Detective Berg at 443-409-3302.

The incident was the second homicide-suicide investigated by the Harford County Sheriff’s Office during the month of October.

Jason Douglas DeWitt and his son, Grayson DeWitt, were found dead at their home 600 block of High Plain Drive, after a friend of DeWitt’s called 911, indicating DeWitt might be suicidal. Harford County Sheriff Jeff Gahler said that incident was carefully orchestrated enough that investigators believed that the father and son already were dead by the time deputies arrived at the house.

If you or someone you know is suffering with a mental health issue or thoughts of suicide, call the The Klein Family Harford Crisis Center at 800-NEXT-STEP or 410-874-0711, the National Suicide Prevention Hotline at 800-273-8255 or the Maryland Crisis Hotline is 800-422-0009.

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