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Police find deceased couple in Ashland

An elderly couple was found deceased at 11:10 a.m. Tuesday in their home in the 300 block of Taylor Street, Ashland police said in a statement.

Officers found a deceased 85-year-old male and 86-year-old female.

Deputy Chief Warren Hensman said a detective team, Jackson County medical examiner and the district attorney personnel were called to the scene.

Hensmen said that investigators are confident the couple devised a plan to end their lives due to significant medical concerns. Further information was not immediately available because the department was still in the process of notifying next of kin.

If someone you know exhibits warning signs of suicide:

Do not leave the person alone;

Remove any firearms, alcohol, drugs or sharp objects that could be used in a suicide attempt;

Call the U.S. National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-TALK (8255); and

Take the person to an emergency room or seek help from a medical or mental health professional.

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