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German family drama in Sosua

Sosua – A 52-year-old German businessman apparently killed his wife before committing suicide in the Dominican Republic, police said after the couple had been found dead. Dominican police suspect this was a “crime of passion,” a police spokesman in the town of Sosua told Deutsche Presse-Agentur dpa. No signs of external involvement had been found at the site, he said.

Heinz Gerhard F, who managed a construction company, and his wife, Karin, 51, had lived for 17 years in the northern Dominican tourist resort of Sosua. A friend found them both dead in their bed, the spokesman said. Over the weekend, a brother of the dead man who lives in Germany received an email that alarmed him, so he had asked the friend to check the house. The police spokesman refused to reveal the precise content of the email. Karin F had been shot in the temple, and her body showed signs of mistreatment. Forensic doctors were to investigate the origin of the injuries. The woman’s husband was said to have died immediately afterwards, of a shot in the mouth. The businessman, who suffered from diabetes, had had various financial and health problems in recent times. His business was going badly, and he reportedly once said that he had lost a lot of money while speculating in the stock market.

Source: www.earthtimes.org

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