Foul Play Not Suspected in Deaths of Chestnut Crescent Couple

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 12/17/2012 - 17:09


Saline Police are investigating the deaths of two Chestnut Crescent residents who were found in their home by a cleaning lady Friday morning.

John J. Gunther, 66, and Jeanette C. Gunther, 72, were found, along with their deceased dog, at 9:40 a.m. Friday.

Police declined to divulge many specifics about the investigation.

“It’s important the public knows we don’t think there is foul play involved at this time,” said SPD Detective Don Lupi. “We are continuing a thorough investigation that may not be complete for months.”

Lupi said the deaths were not caused by carbon monoxide.

“The deaths appear to be medically related,” Lupi said.

According to Lupi, the Gunthers were dead for several days before they were found.

The Washtenaw County medical examiner’s office is assisting in the investigation, Lupi said.

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