A 90-year-old man shot his ailing wife to death in their South Jersey home, then killed himself in an apparent murder-suicide, authorities said today.
The couple were found dead today inside a home on Barbet Drive in Voorhees by a family member, police said.
Robert Donald Bryson, 90, and Ruth Bryson, 85, both sustained gunshot wounds.
The man was shot in the abdomen in what authorities said was a self-inflicted wound. A .32-caliber revolver was found near his body.
Ruth Bryson, 85, had been terminally ill, according a joint statement from the Camden County Prosecutor and Voorhees police chief. An investigator with the county Medical Examiner's office revealed a small-caliber gunshot wound to her chest. The wound had previously been undetectable because it caused no outward bleeding and was masked by clothing and bedding, according to the statement.