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Two deaths in Norfolk residence ruled murder-suicide

NORFOLK, Va. – The Norfolk Police Department has ruled two deaths inside a residence in the 700 block of Yarmouth Avenue as a homicide and a suicide.

On September 11 at approximately 2:45 p.m., police responded to a suspicious situation inside a Yarmouth Avenue residence. When police arrived, they located a 71-year-old woman, identified as Katherine Beale, dead from a gunshot wound. Police also located her 71-year-old husband, Gene Beale, dead inside the residence with what appeared to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Katherine Beale’s official cause of death was ruled as a gunshot wound to the head, homicide. Gene Beale’s official cause of death was ruled as a gunshot wound to the head, suicide.

If you or anyone you know has information in this case, call the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP.