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Christmas murder-suicide leaves Sanford couple dead

Posted December 28, 2015

— A Sanford couple was found dead on Christmas morning following an apparent murder-suicide, police said Monday.

The bodies of Erick Sanchez, 61, and Maria Sanchez, 39, were found in their home, at 5008 Valley View Drive, at about 3 a.m. Friday by their daughter, police said.

No other details were released.


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  • Gabrielle Williams Dec 29, 2015
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    Husband and wife?? How old was the daughter?

  • James Grimes Jr. Dec 29, 2015
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    Married couple or not, that is quite the difference in age.

  • Brian McCarthy Dec 28, 2015
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    The title of story is odd? I'm sorry but isn't that what a murder-suicide does?

  • Martha Matthews Dec 28, 2015
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    It says they were found by their daughter. I'm strongly guessing they were husband and wife. So sad, especially at Christmas.

  • Roscoe P Coltrane Dec 28, 2015
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    Husband and wife or father and daughter?