Police investigate possible double murder-suicide at Clermont home

Police say they are investigating what they believe may be a double murder-suicide at a Clermont home.

The Clermont Police Department said that they are conducting a death investigation at a home on Avenida Augusta in the Crescent Lake Club Subdivision.

They said that a pool service employee arrived at the home on Tuesday and noticed a foul odor coming from within. Neighbors reportedly had not seen the residents of the home recently. 

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When units arrived at the scene, police said that they forced their way into the home and discovered three bodies. All three were confirmed to be adults.

"Two people who live at this home are parents of an adult, special needs person," said Lt. ohn Herrell with the Lake County Sheriff's Office. "An adult special needs son is in his 50s and the parents are in their 70s, and from what neighors are telling us, about three weeks ago, roughly, was the last time they were seen."

Herrell said the husband had been released from the hospital about three weeks with "serious health issues."

With just preliminary observations, police said they believe this may be a double murder-suicide. 

"At the scene, there are some clear indicators of that," Herrell added.  "At this point, it appears that the wife shot the two and then herself."

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