Suspected murder-suicide in Cocoa

Couple married for fifty years

76-Year-Old Patricia Caddell and 89-year-old Scott Caddell, both of 124 Briarwood Court in Cocoa, were both found inside their home yesterday after the couple did not show up for a dinner engagement.

The couple had been married for fifty years. Scott a veteran, who served in the United States Navy, has had a decline in his health recently, according to interviews with witnesses who knew the couple. The preliminary investigation conducted by the Homicide Unit leads investigators to believe that the couple’s deaths were the result of a murder/suicide.header2

A firearm believed to have been used in the incident was recovered at the scene.

At this time, the investigation is ongoing. The Brevard County Medical Examiner will be conducting autopsies on both victims. Those examinations are scheduled to be completed today.

Anyone with information in reference to this investigation is urged to call CRIMELINE at 1-800-423-TIPS (8477). All calls to CRIMELINE are confidential and callers can remain anonymous.


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