Coconino County Sheriff's Office deputies were dispatched to Doney Park after a man called to report the death of his wife in their home, at 2:30 a.m. on Thursday.
The death is currently under open investigation, but investigators are currently considering it a suicide by gunshot said Erika Wiltenmuth, spokesperson for the sheriff's office.
Due to the sensitive nature of the investigation, Wiltenmuth said they will not be releasing many details about the case or the name of the victim at this time.
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The sheriff's office receives reports of suicide fairly regularly within Coconino County, Wiltenmuth explained.
"Officers do respond to calls that are either concerns of self-report, or someone else reporting concerns for suicide," Wiltenmuth said. "That is a call for service that our officers go on pretty regularly. It’s something the community and the nation are taking pretty seriously."