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Keeseville couple’s deaths ruled as a double suicide

Found dead from self- inflicted injuries

Suicide help

If you are considering suicide or know someone who is, you can call the following numbers for help.

The toll-free Clinton County suicide hotline number is (866) 577-3836. Out-of-county calls are accepted but other options are:

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, (800) 273-TALK (8255).

The Essex County Mental Health Association Hope Line, (800) 440-8074.

— The death of a Keeseville couple has been ruled as a double suicide.

The deaths of Anthony W. Kusalonis, 54, and Teresa L. Fleury, 49, were caused by self inflicted gunshot wounds to the head at their 23 Hollywood Ave. home, according to a release by the Plattsburgh-based State Police.

State Police were called to the home Kusalonis and Fluery shared on Jan. 28 at 7:06 p.m. Troopers discovered Kusalonis lying in the front yard with a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Police later entered the trailer and found Fleury dead.

Two handguns were recovered from the scene located next to each victim. State Police Lt. Scott Heggelke said the investigation included interviews and forensic evidence.

Police received a call from a relative of Kusalonis who had completed suicide minutes before his relative arrived at the Hollywood Ave, home, according to Heggelke.

Autopsies were performed at the Adirondack Medical Center on Jan. 29 by Dr. Jolie Rodriguez. Essex County Coroner Kelly Valentine ruled the manner of deaths as suicide.

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