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Deputies investigating murder-suicide after couple found dead inside Edgewood home

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Posted at 2:42 PM, Nov 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-18 14:42:37-05

HARFORD COUNTY — Harford County deputies are investigating a murder-suicide after a 43-year-old Edgewood woman and her 48-year-old husband were found dead in their home.

On Wednesday, at about 10:29 a.m., deputies assigned to the Harford County Sheriff’s Office Southern Precinct responded to the 1600 block of Nuttal Avenue in Edgewood for the report of a person suffering from a gunshot wound.

When deputies arrived, they were informed at least two people were inside the home, and one may have been shot.

In an effort to potentially save lives, deputies made entry into the residence at about 10:55 a.m.

Inside, they found an uninjured woman and moved her outside of the residence to safety.

In an upstairs bedroom, deputies located two additional people, identified as Jose Ermelindo Corea Mejia and Denia Yamileth Corea, each dead of apparent gunshot wounds.

The initial investigation indicates Jose shot Denia prior to killing himself.

Patrol deputies secured the scene and the Harford County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division was requested to respond and assume the investigation.

Detectives assigned to the Forensic Services Unit responded to process the scene for evidence. Both individuals were taken to the Maryland Office of the Chief Medical Examiner to determine cause and manner of these deaths.

This investigation remains active and ongoing. The motive and time of death are still undetermined. There are no further details being released at this time.

Detectives believe this to be an isolated incident, with no greater threat to the community. Anyone with information about this crime is asked to call deputies at 410-836-5430.