x
Breaking News
More () »

Maine's Leading Local News: Weather, Traffic, Sports and more | Maine | NewsCenterMaine.com

UPDATE: Police identify New Sharon deaths as domestic violence murder-suicide

A man and woman were found dead in a New Sharon residence Monday. Police say both died from gunshot wounds.
Credit: Getty Images/iStockphoto

NEW SHARON, Maine — UPDATE: Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2 p.m.

Maine State Police said Tuesday that after conducting the post-mortem examinations, the state medical examiner's office has determined that a man and women found dead in New Sharon on Monday died in a domestic violence-homicide-suicide.  

Police identified the woman as 42-year-old Jessica Dapolito and the man as 55-year-old Robert Dapolit.

Police say both individuals died from gunshot wounds.  

Crime scene technicians and analysts from the Maine State Police Evidence Response Team completed processing the crime scene on Monday evening.  

Detectives from the Major Crimes Unit  continue to investigate the circumstances surrounding this incident.

Note: Police originally said the home was on Havey Road. 

Original story:

A Maine State Police trooper and a Franklin County Sheriff’s deputy found a man and woman deceased in a residence in New Sharon Monday morning. 

Officials arrived at the residence on Hovey Road around 9:40 a.m. to perform a wellness check on an individual at the address. 

The Office of Chief Medical Examiner is expected to conduct post-mortem examinations on the deceased people on Tuesday. 

Crime scene technicians and analysts from the Maine State Police Evidence Response Team are processing the scene and are expected to be at the residence into the evening. Detectives from the Major Crimes Unit - South continue to investigate the circumstances at this hour.

This story will be updated as more information is available.