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CCPD: Mother shot son, dog, then self

December 5, 2019
Island Reporter, Captiva Current, Sanibel-Captiva Islander

The Cape Coral Police Department said Thursday that a death investigation involving a mother and son has been determined to be a murder-suicide.

CCPD said its investigation revealed that Joanne Lynn Walpole, 59, shot her son, Michael Edward Walpole, 37, and the family dog before turning the gun on herself.

Police arrived to a home in the 2600 block of NW 9th Street around 8:45 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 3, to find the mother and son deceased.

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CCPD said the investigation into the motive is ongoing at this time.

The family dog was removed by Lee County Animal Control and has survived.

 
 

 

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