Ore. couple in 80s dead in homicide-suicide



EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Lane County sheriff’s officers say an 84-year-old Eugene, Ore., man who left a note expressing anger toward his wife of 60 years apparently shot her to death, then turned the gun on himself.

Sgt. Cliff Harrold tells The Register-Guard the county medical examiner has ruled that 82-year-old Lois Hart was a homicide victim and Leonard Hart committed suicide.

Deputies went to the couple’s home on Sunday after a 55-year-old daughter found them dead in the kitchen. They were last seen Friday.

Harrold says sheriff’s officers don’t believe that Lois Hart was a willing participant in the double death. The officer declined to reveal details about the note.


Information from: The Register-Guard, http://www.registerguard.com