78-Year-Old Man Kills His 21-Year-Old Wife

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A 78-year-old man has killed his 21-year-old wife then set the house on fire and finally killed himself. Friends say the man met the woman on the internet and traveled to the Philippines to meet her. Now, they both end up dead and police are asking questions.

The 78-year-old man and his 21-year-old bride remain unnamed pending notification of the next of their relatives, however a friend of the young woman is talking to the press. The Miami Herald quotes Danielle Santiago, a friend of the woman, saying, “From what she told me, his pictures were younger on the computer, but he actually went over to the Philippines to meet her family.”

Port St. Lucie, Florida police say they received a 911 call from a “white male” saying he had killed his wife and was going to kill himself. When police arrived they found the front door open and both people dead. There was some fire damage and the body of the 78-year-old man was partly burned. If a man who at the age of 78 had a 21-year-old wife, why would he do this? On the other hand she was just a child compared to him and maybe she drove him crazy?

Evidently, there was a 4-year-old daughter of the deceased wife reported as the step-daughter of the 78-year-old man. The child was removed to a neighbor’s house and is not reported to be injured. This must have been a horrific scene for a child to experience.

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