Update: Names released of couple found dead

6375 Route 26, Rome / Megan Koskovich, WKTV-Utica

UPDATE: The names have been released of the two people found dead this morning. The Oneida County Sherriff's Department says they are 41-year-old David Hoole and 45-year-old Lisa Guzzardo.

Yellow tape surronds the house on Route 26 just outside Rome. Inside is where sheriff's deputies found the bodies of Hoole and lisa Guzzardo around 9AM Thursday morning.

They responded to the house after people reported not seeing the couple for a day or two. Authorities are calling the deaths "suspicious".

"It's unbelievable," says Gloria Kotary, who lives next door. "It's really unbelievable, a shock. Uou just don't think of something like that happening to your next door neighbor."

Authorities say there was a "history of violence" between the two and neighbors say it was not uncommon to hear them arguing. Both Hoole and Guzzardo lived at the house. Neighbors say sometimes the couple would socialize with them.

Terry Brundage who lives two doors down recalls a conversation she had with Hoole a few months ago.

"He said he had gotten married and it may have been the worst mistake he'd ever made," Brundage said, "And I said why and he just said we're not getting along right now."

Authorities have not revealed how the couple died. Autopsies are being done. The investigation is ongoing.


Two people were found dead inside a home at 6375 Route 26 in the outer district of Rome this morning. The home is locates south of the Mohawk Correctional Facility.

Oneida County Sheriff's deputies were called to the scene around 9am after calls from people who were concerned because they had not seen the pair in the last day or two. When officers went into the home, they found a man and woman dead.

Detectives are currently investigation the cause and circumstances surrounding the deaths. The victims' names have not yet been released, pending notification of their families. Investigators say there was a history of domestic violence between the pair.

Perry Drundage, who lives two houses away, tells our Lisa Spitz at the scene "I'm in shock". Drundage says the two people who lived in the house were married only a few months ago and that arguing could be heard in the home. Drundage recalls the man saying "It (the marriage) might have been the worst thing he ever did".