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Sawyer melee ruled murder-suicide

Police: Husband killed wife with knife, then used it to kill himself

December 15, 2010
By JOHN PEPIN Journal Staff Writer

K.I. SAWYER - Forsyth Township Police Department officers have ruled the deaths Monday night of a husband and wife at a K.I. Sawyer residence a murder-suicide.

Police were called to the home on Titan Street at 6 p.m. Monday for a stabbing incident involving two persons dead within the residence.

Officers said Tuesday they were continuing to investigate the situation, with the two deaths the result of an apparent domestic argument.

Today, police released the names of those who died and more details about what took place.

Officers said investigation showed a domestic altercation took place. During the incident, Roy Neal, 35, produced a knife and used it to assault his wife, Brooklyn Neal, 30. Police said Roy Neal then took his own life by also stabbing himself.

Police said Tuesday two minor children were removed from the residence prior to the arrival of Forsyth officials.

Michigan State Police Crime Lab personnel from Marquette were called in to process the scene.

Additional agencies assisting included the Marquette County Sheriff's Office, Forsyth Township emergency medical services and Fire and MediRide EMS.

John Pepin can be reached at 906-228-2500, ext. 206. His e-mail address is jpepin@miningjournal.net.

 
 

 

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