PLYMOUTH (CBS) – Police are trying to figure out what happened after a gruesome incident in Plymouth late Monday night.

Monday, an out-of-state friend called police, asking them to check on 49-year old Keith Lincoln and his wife Jetti.

When the two officers arrived, they apparently saw Keith Lincoln sitting in the front room of the rental home, with a circular power saw. He then turned it on, and in front of police, cut off his own leg.

WBZ-TV’s Bill Shields reports.

“This was traumatic for the officers, ” said Plymouth Police Chief Mike Botieri. “To see a man take his own life in such a manner.”

The officers rushed into the home and tried to stop the bleeding, but it was to no avail. Lincoln later died.

But, the horrifying scene wasn’t over for the officers. They checked the bedroom and found Jetti Lincoln dead in a bed, along with the couple’s two dogs, who were also dead. She had been deceased for several days and may have died at the hands of her husband, using that power saw.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Bernice Corpuz reports.

The couple rented the home last July, and neighbors found them to be quiet, yet friendly enough.

“They seemed happy, and told me they wanted to stay indefinitely,” said Marie Cesati.

The owner of the home Tim Moll told WBZ NewsRadio 1030 the couple was from Vermont and was behind on their rent.

Police are now trying to positively identify Jetti Lincoln through her dental records.

It’s not known if that was a factor in the murder-suicide.

WBZ-TV’s Bill Shields contributed to this report.

Bill Shields

Comments (288)
  1. Sibb says:

    Ban the power saw, they only have one purpose and that’s cutting!!!! Oh the horror!!

  2. LoneStar says:

    no no no no- it’s not about the saw. He was behind on his rent, and I suppose the evil Conservative Landlord wanted an arm and a leg…
    … and OMGosh-
    it seems dental records also may be hazardous: “Police are now trying to positively identify Jetti Lincoln through her dental records. It’s not known if that was a factor in the murder-suicide.”

  3. Tim says:

    What’s the big deal, it’s not like he cut off his head. And he has another leg.

  4. Rob says:

    His rent was probably costing him an arm and a leg.

    So many questions to be answered:

    – What is properly trained in how to use a power saw?
    – Did he have a need for the power saw?
    – Was he a suitable person to possess a power saw?

  5. shocked2deathT___T says:

    whats wrong with u ppl he killed his wife and two inocent animals then himself
    just so he wouldnt deal with the consiquences

  6. shocked2deathT___T says:

    thats not fair to the victims at all T____T

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  8. coolsox44 says:

    Two police officers walk into a house and the owner asks, “I’m having chicken, what would you like?” One officer says, “I want a thigh.” The other syas, “I’ll have a leg.”

  9. Disgusted says:

    I can’t believe these heartless, moronic comments by so many people. What a disgrace. Two people are dead after a gruesome murder – suicide. What’s wrong with you people? What if it were a member of your family or a friend? Would you think it funny then? Better yet go cut off your own leg and see if you still think it’s funny. What a bunch of morons.

  10. tortillapete says:

    On the plus side, he did remember to wear eye protection…

  11. Black Knight says:

    It was just a flesh wound…

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