The deaths of a Fryeburg couple are being investigated by Maine State Police as a domestic violence murder suicide. The bodies were discovered separately in two buildings early this morning by the State Police tactical team along the West Fryeburg Road in Fryeburg. The victim 52 year old Jody Buzzell was shot by her husband, 52 year old Mark Buzzell inside their home sometime yesterday afternoon. Fryeburg Police were called to the home by relatives. After hours in the sub-freezing temperatures, the tactical team entered the house early this morning and found Jody Buzzell’s body in a first floor room about 1 am. About four hours later, the body of Mark Buzzell was found in a vacant residence next door, which is owned by a member of their family. Detectives say Mark Buzzell left a note and also told family members he had killed his wife. The bodies were removed to a local funeral home and will be transported to the State Medical Examiner’s Office in Augusta on Wednesday. NH State Police assisted in searching for Buzzell during the night. Route 113 was closed for about 12 hours until the body of the husband was discovered about 5am. The death is the first homicide in Maine this year.
Fryeburg Police and the Maine State Police are investigating the deaths of two Fryeburg residents on 134 West Fryeburg Road. The two deaths are related and took place in two separate residences on West Fryeburg Road. Members of the Fryeburg Police Department, Maine State Police Tactical Team, New Hampshire State Police, and the Major Crimes Unit responded to the scene and remained on scene for several hours. Fryeburg Fire and Rescue members assisted in closing West Fryeburg Road for several hours while investigators conducted an intense manhunt. Investigators are still on scene at this hour and expect to be throughout the morning.
Details to come as we learn more about the situation.
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