STAMFORD, Conn. (WTNH) -- Stamford police are investigating the apparent murder suicide of a woman and her mother.
The incident happened at a home on Long Ridge Road.
According to the Stamford Advocate , police say it appears a middle-aged daughter shot and killed her elderly mother, then herself.
A neighbor called police out of concern after the elderly mother and her daughter hadn't been seen for some time.
When officers responded and arrived to the home on Long Ride Road, they first had to use a ladder to get inside through a second-story window.
According to police, the mother and daughter may have been reclusive for sometime because the house had been foreclosed and recently sold.
I am devastated. Cause this can be me, it can be you, it can be anybody. Where are we in this society that we are not caring about neighbors, about families," said neighbor Phyllis Doonan.
The mother was found at the bottom of the stairway, leading to the second story. According to police, it looks like she had been shot at the top of the stairs and then tumbled down the stairs. The daughter was found in a second-story bedroom, adjacent to the bed where she took her own life.
There was a cache of guns in the home because the elderly woman's late husband was an avid outdoorsman. Authorities believe that the financial troubles for the mother and daughter began about six years ago, not long after the death of their late husband and father.
Stamford Police have used this tragedy as a example to say that there are always options, and there is always help for those who are in need.
WEST HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — West Haven officials say state plans to eliminate Exit 44 on Interstate 95 south will make it harder for the city to attract business.
Farmington police say an officer shot and killed a man while responding to a fight between a father and his adult son.
STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Stamford man convicted of attempted murder after he unknowingly hired an undercover police officer as a hit man to kill his wife has been sentenced to 15 years in prison.
FARMINGTON, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut police say a man was fatally wounded in a Farmington police shooting after officers arrived in response to a domestic disturbance.
All over Connecticut, special tributes are being held this week to remember those who's lives were cut short at Sandy Hook.
After Sandy Hook, some of the top trauma surgeons in the country, including some here in Connecticut, put together a think tank to try to come up with a plan to save lives of more of the wounded in a mass shooting like Sandy Hook.
A silver alert has been issued for missing Coventry teen girl.
A 9-1-1 malfunction is raising lots of questions across the state. What made the system go down? And how did that impact response time?
A 22-year-old New Haven man is in critical condition after being shot in the head Thursday afternoon.
An old school in New London has become an eyesore, but now it's a money-making opportunity for the city.