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The following is a press release from the Middlesex DA’s office submitted to the digital news media outlet.


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WAYLAND – Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan and Wayland Chief of Police Patrick Swanick have confirmed the identities of the individuals who died last night in an apparent murder suicide as Cheryl Kane, 68 of Wayland and Richard Kane Jr., 41 of Natick.

At approximately 8:05 p.m. Wayland police received a 911 call from a resident of the home reporting the deaths.

Upon arrival at the Adelaide Avenue home, Wayland police located Mrs. Kane dead from an apparent gunshot wound.

Police also located Mr. Kane dead from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.  It appears Mrs. Kane was shot by her son in the garage of their home as she exited her car after returning from work.  Richard Kane, Jr. was also located in the garage.

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Based on the preliminary investigation, neighbors reported hearing loud bangs around 4:45 p.m.

The incident was reported when the surviving resident called to report it to police upon his arrival home.

The family has asked that we convey their request for privacy at this time.  

The cause and manner of death will be determined by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner. 

This remains an open investigation.

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Susan Petroni is the former editor for SOURCE. She is the founder of the former news site, which as of May 1, 2023, is now a self-publishing community bulletin board. The website no longer has a journalist but a webmaster.