- Associated Press - Friday, April 24, 2015

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) - Authorities have released the names of a married couple who were involved in a murder-suicide in Fort Collins.

Police say 65-year-old Darrell Hoyer shot 62-year-old Merta Hoyer once in the head before he hiked to an area near the couple’s home and shot himself in the head.

The Coloradoan reports (https://goo.gl/5z0duq ) police went to the couple’s home early Thursday morning on a report of suspicious circumstances and found the woman dead inside. Darrell Hoyer’s body was found about an hour and a half later.

Police say he also fatally shot the couple’s two dogs.

The coroner’s office identified the couple Friday. No other information has been released.



___

Information from: Fort Collins Coloradoan, https://www.coloradoan.com

Sign up for Daily Newsletters

Manage Newsletters

Copyright © 2021 The Washington Times, LLC.

Please read our comment policy before commenting.

 

Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide