Days later, police discover apparent murder-suicide in Baton Rouge neighborhood
BATON ROUGE - A murder-suicide was discovered inside a Kenilworth-area home days after the shooting actually took place, police say.
The discovery was made around 11:45 a.m. in the 900 block of Highland Park Drive. Two people were found dead from apparent gunshot wounds inside the house.
Detectives with the Baton Rouge Police Department believe 36-year-old Thomas Marcello shot and killed his wife, 34-year-old Maria Marcello, before shooting himself.
Police say a family member came to check on the pair after friends and relatives hadn't heard from them for a number of days. When that person arrived at the house, the two were found dead.
Authorities also believe one of the victims suffered from a mental illness.
Desktop NewsClick to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
Crews responding to crash involving firetruck on Airline Highway
Local ham company packed with holiday customers
Residents advised to shop smater, safer this holiday season
Iberville Parish Council opposes Baton Rouge development
$1,000 donation made to local anti-violence program in honor of Wayde Sims