Florida police launch homicide investigation after Canadian couple found dead in Pompano Beach
Pompano Beach, Florida is indicated on this map.
The Canadian Press
Published Monday, March 25, 2019 5:53AM EDT
Last Updated Monday, March 25, 2019 8:32AM EDT
MONTREAL - Police in Florida have launched a double homicide investigation after an elderly Canadian couple was found dead in their mobile home on Friday.
The Broward County Sheriff's Office says neighbours of 80-year-old Marc and 78-year-old Rita Gagne discovered the couple's bodies in their home in Pompano Beach, north of Ft. Lauderdale.
The neighbours had become worried after not seeing the couple for a few days, and entered through an unlocked door to discover what police called a gruesome scene.
Global Affairs Canada says consular officials in Miami are working with local authorities to gather additional details.
CBC has reported the couple were from Saint-Come-Liniere, Que., about 120 kilometres southeast of Quebec City.
Neighbours in the Golf View Estates say the Gagnes split their time between the Pompano Beach area and Quebec.
-- With files from The Associated Press