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Husband Kills Wife in Murder-Suicide in Their Brooklyn Home

By Julie Shapiro | November 30, 2012 10:15pm | Updated on December 1, 2012 9:26am

BROOKLYN — A man and woman were found shot dead in their Canarsie home Friday morning, police said.

Elsie Jones, 39, and Peter Jones, 53, had each been shot in the head in an apparent murder suicide, when they were found in their home at 2059 St. Jude Place just after 11:30 a.m., police said.

The couple's relationship had been on the rocks, according to a suicide note found a scene, police said.

Investigators said Peter Jones killed his wife then turned the gun on himself.

"They were in the process of going through a divorce," a neighbor told DNAinfo.com.

Emergency responders pronounced the pair dead at the scene, police said.

The investigation was ongoing Saturday, and a medical examiners' report was pending to determine the time of death of the couple.