Young couple found dead in apparent murder-suicide in Haverhill

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HAVERHILL — A young couple was found dead from gunshot wounds in an apparent murder-suicide at a Haverhill home on Sunday evening, authorities said.

The Essex County District Attorney’s Office identified the victims as 24-year-old Loren Marino of Haverhill and 24-year-old Austin Amaral of North Providence, Rhode Island.

Haverhill police responded to 195 Broadway around 6 p.m. on March 3 for a well-being check. Upon arrival, officers discovered Marino and Amaral deceased inside the residence.

The preliminary investigation suggests the two were in a dating relationship, according to Essex District Attorney Paul F. Tucker and Haverhill Police Chief Robert Pistone.

Authorities are actively investigating the circumstances surrounding the apparent murder-suicide. The Essex County District Attorney’s Office State Police Detective Unit and Haverhill police detectives are leading the ongoing probe.

For those affected by domestic violence, Massachusetts has several 24/7 statewide hotlines including SafeLink at 877-785-2020, HAWC at 1-800-547-1649, YWCA at 844-372-9922, and the Jeanne Geiger Crisis Center at 978-388-1888.

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