Police: Man shot wife, then himself in Bristol

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BRISTOL — Police have identified the two people whose bodies were found Monday at a home on Upper Notch Road in Bristol.

They have been confirmed by police as Gary Guilmette, age 71, and Candice Guilmette, age 70.

Investigators say they believe that Gary Guilmette shot his wife, and then turned the gun on himself.

The motive behind the incident remains under investigation, however, investigators say that Gary Guilmette suffered a medical event in early 2019 that may have altered his mental status.

Detectives say they are working to determine if that played a role in what occurred.

Relatives of the couple who live out of state had not heard from them since the evening of Saturday, Nov. 30, and asked a neighbor on Monday to check on the residence.

The neighbor discovered the bodies of the Guilmettes and called the police.

Autopsies were conducted today at the Chief Medical Examiner’s Office in Burlington.

The cause of death for Candice Guilmette has been determined to be rifle wound to the neck, and the manner of death is listed as a homicide.

The cause of death for Gary Guilmette is rifle wound to the head, and manner of death has been listed as a suicide.

The state police are asking that any member of the public who saw or spoke to Candice or Gary Guilmette since Saturday night contact the New Haven Barracks at 802-388-4919.