PICTURED: Husband suspected of killing his wife in their home before spending his life on a nearby beach in tragic suicide – as it is revealed couple suffered from debilitating diseases
- Martin Webb, 76, was found dead Friday morning on Stockton Beach
- The body of his wife Elizabeth Webb, 75, was found throughout her home in Stockton
- NSW police said they are reviewing the couple's medical history
- One of the two sent an email to their children hours before they were found
The older father whose body was found on the beach after a suspected suicide was identified.
The body of Martin Webb, 76, was found on Friday morning on Stockton Beach north of Newcastle.
The police were led to the body after discovering a note next to the body of his wife Elizabeth, 75, in her house on the beach in Stockton.
The body of Martin Webb, 76, (pictured left) was found on Friday morning on Stockton Beach north of Newcastle
NSW police said the pair & # 39; medical issues & # 39; had.
& # 39; We are currently unaware of a diagnosed disease, but we do believe that they suffer from age-related diseases & # 39 ;, said NSW police chief Gerard Lawson at a press conference on Friday.
& # 39; There were some obvious injuries, but I don't want to comment on it. I do not want to speculate in the interest of the family. & # 39;
The body of Elizabeth Webb, 75, was found just before 6 am by the police in her home in Stockton, Newcastle
A note was found near the body police to Stockton Beach, where they found the body of her husband Martin Webb, 76, also on Friday
& # 39; We are not looking for weapons at this stage and we are not looking for a third party, he continued.
The dog of the couple was in possession at that time and was reluctant to leave.
& # 39; That's one of the most emotional aspects of it, the dog didn't want to leave the house this morning, but she went to the family, & # 39; Lawson continued.
& # 39; This came to the family without any warning.
& # 39; It's a tragedy, it's so sad, even the police are affected by this story. & # 39;
Mr. Webb previously received a & # 39; Pride of Portside & # 39; award for cleaning up waste in the area.
When he received the prize, he said he wanted to clean up the broken glass and other waste for the mother and children in the area.
Neighbors told the Portside News that they would regularly see him walking his dog in the park while cleaning up the area.
A major police operation is now underway to determine the circumstances surrounding the death of the duo, in what is probably a murder-suicide, Newcastle Herald reported.
The couple's medical history is assessed during police investigations.
Crime scenes have now been established at both locations, but according to the police, there was initially no involvement of third parties.
Newcastle City detectives are investigating the case.
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& # 39; It's a little too early to speculate what happened, but it has been a tragic incident today. The family certainly suffers from a terrible loss of parents, & Deputy Chief Police Inspector Gerard Lawson told a press conference
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