• Worcester police ID couple in murder-suicide


    WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) - Police have identified a Worcester State University police officer and his girlfriend whose bodies were found in a Worcester home in an apparent murder-suicide.

    The Telegram reports that police on Sunday identified the boyfriend and girlfriend as Israel Gonzalez and Donna Zollo Pisarczyk.

    The bodies of the 42-year-old Gonzalez and 47-year-old Pisarczyk were found Friday night after a woman asked police to check on her friend's welfare. Both died of apparent gunshot wounds.

    Police did not say who fired the gun.

    Gonzalez was an 11-year member of the university police force. A university official said Gonzalez's department handgun was secured at the university after his last shift.

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