Deputies identify couple found dead after apparent murder-suicide in Madison Co.
TOWN OF SULLIVAN, N.Y. —
The Madison County Sheriff's Office has identified a couple found dead after an apparent murder-suicide in the Town of Sullivan earlier this week.
Investigators say Amy Sliwowski, 47, and Adam Atkinson, 43, were found dead inside a home on Bridgeport Kirkville Road Monday evening.
A preliminary investigation indicates Atkinson shot and killed Sliwowski before taking his own life, the sheriff's office said.
Police SWAT teams surrounded the home after receiving a report of a possible domestic shooting. Police entered the home around 6 p.m. and found the couple dead.
Madison County Undersheriff Robert Lenhart says Atkinson had called a family member earlier in the day. That family member apparently went to the home to "try and help," Lenhart said, but called police after hearing gunfire.
The Onondaga County Medical examiner’s Office has conducted autopsies, the sheriff's office said.