Retired police officer, wife identified as deceased in Waltham murder-suicide

Authorities said Tuesday that a retired Waltham police officer shot his wife multiple times Saturday before taking his own life.

The Middlesex District Attorney’s office identified the deceased as Kevin O’Connor and Jeannine O’Connor, both 51.

“This is a tragic incident of domestic violence in which a husband was responsible for taking his wife’s life and then taking his own,’’ District Attorney Marian Ryan said in a statement. “Our thoughts are with the O’Connor and Peabody families as they struggle with their loss.’’

Police responded to the couple’s Forest Street home for a well-being check around 5.pm. Saturday and discovered the bodies.

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The case is being investigated by Waltham police, state police, and the DA’s office.

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