Woman, man found dead following murder, suicide

PLATTSBURGH — At 5:10 a.m. Feb. 10, the Plattsburgh Police Department received a 911 call from a paper carrier on Maryland Road who found a note on the door at 79 Maryland Road reporting a murder suicide.

Responding officers entered the residence and found a deceased female in a bedroom with multiple gunshot wounds. Thet woman was later identified as 61 year old Ann Cashman. A note found inside the residence directed officers to the City Marina parking lot on Dock Street where officers located a pickup truck matching the description of one that was missing from the 79 Maryland Road residence.

Officers set up a perimeter around the marina and called in the Plattsburgh Police Department Special Response Team. Officers used armored rescue vehicles to approach the vehicle and found 63 year old, Wayne Cashman dead from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound a short distance from the vehicle.

The investigation thus-far has revealed that Wayne and Ann Cashman were married and they resided in the 79 Maryland Road residence together. The investigation, including motive, is continuing at this time.

Plattsburgh City Police Chief Desmond Racicot stressed that there is no reason to believe the public is at any risk at this time.

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