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Police: Couple found dead with their child had suicide pact

Police: Couple found dead with their child had suicide pact

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SIERRA VISTA, Ariz. (AP) — A married couple who were found dead in their Sierra Vista apartment along with their dead 5-month-old child apparently died in a suicide pact, police said.

The adults found dead Wednesday were identified by police as Gerardo De La Torre, 47, and Raquel De La Santos De La Torre, 30. The baby's name was not released.

A police spokesman, Cpl. Scott Borgstadt, said police found a suicide note left by the couple and learned that the husband had cancer and had received an unfavorable prognosis from his doctor.

“The two adults said they had agreed to a suicide pact and they were taking the baby with them,” Borgstadt told Herald/Review Media.

Bogstadt told KGUN-TV said police sent their condolences to the family. “We are going to work hard to try to figure out what happened so everyone can get some closure from this,” he added.

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