Murder-Suicide Couple’s Child Safe With Relatives

HAVERHILL (CBS) – The child of a couple found dead in a popular Haverhill park is safe with relatives, investigators said Thursday.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Karen Twomey reports

Thirty-seven-year-old Kris Broderick and his 36-year-old wife Martha McDermott were found dead inside a car in the parking lot of Winnikenni Castle just after 1 p.m. Wednesday.

They had been shot. Police believe McDermott killed her husband and then herself.

They were found by a boy and his friends who’d been playing in the park.

The couple has a 9-and-a-half-month-old son.

The Essex County’s District Attorney’s office told WBZ he is safe with relatives.

Authorities say Broderick is from Houston, Texas and McDermott from Hampton, New Hampshire.

Investigators have not released any other information in the murder-suicide.


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