Massachusetts

Lowell Woman Killed by Husband in Christmas Day Murder-Suicide, DA Says

Autopsies found Rosa Santiago died by homicide and that Jose Santiago died by suicide, according to the Middlesex District Attorney's Office

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A man fatally shot his wife, then himself, at a home in Lowell, Massachusetts, on Christmas Day, authorities said.

The victim was identified as Rosa Santiago, 55, according to the Middlesex District Attorney's Office. Her killer was identified as Jose Santiago, 60.

The shooting was reported about 1:38 p.m. at the home on Beacon Street, prosecutors said Tuesday in announcing the incident. Autopsies found Rosa Santiago died by homicide and that Jose Santiago died by suicide.

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No suspected cause of the shooting has been announced.

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