Couple Identified in Kingston Murder-Suicide; Husband Was a Wareham Native
KINGSTON (1420 WBSM) — The couple that was found dead as a result of a murder-suicide Sunday morning in Kingston has been identified, and the husband was a Wareham native.
According to Kingston Police, officers responded on Sunday at about 11:15 a.m. to an Elm Street residence for a death investigation. The address was later confirmed to be 257 Elm Street. Plymouth County District Attorney Tim Cruz said a family member had found two bodies in the home.
Police said Sunday that it appeared to be a domestic violence incident that turned into a murder-suicide.
On Monday, police identified them as Colin Canham, 45, and his wife Sara Emerick, also 45. According to police, Emerick was found inside the home dead of an apparent gunshot wound. Canham was found dead outside the home of an apparent gunshot wound, and was in possession of a firearm.
Canham was a Wareham native and a 1995 graduate of Wareham High School. He was also a relative of actors Ben and Casey Affleck; Canham’s grandmother was the sister of the Afflecks’ mother’s stepfather.
According to police, the couple has a six-year-old daughter who was not at home at the time and was staying with family.
WCVB reported that “police had been called to the residence six times, but none of the incidents involved violence and no arrests were made.”
Kingston Police also noted that October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month.