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Madison police: State epidemiologist victim of apparent murder-suicide

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MADISON, WI (WTAQ) - Madison Police now say the estranged husband of a state health researcher killed himself, apparently after he killed her.

Bernard Grosso and Jennifer Boyce were scheduled to have a divorce finalized Friday in Dane County Circuit Court.

The 31-year-old Boyce was found dead Thursday morning – and police found Grosso’s body late Thursday night when they searched his home.

Police are investigating the case as a murder-suicide. Madison Police spokesman Joel DeSpain said Boyce suffered multiple injuries, and she died Wednesday – one day before an apartment manager found her body in a newer neighborhood on the city’s far east side.

DeSpain said a loaded assault rifle was found during the search of Grosso’s home, along with another firearm.

Relatives said Boyce was an epidemiologist with the state Division of Health, and she had participated in Madison’s Ironman Triathlon. 

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