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PD: Husband and wife dead in apparent murder-suicide in Gilbert

Posted: 4:40 PM, Nov 18, 2018
Updated: 2018-11-19 17:00:53Z

Officials are investigating an apparent murder-suicide that occurred in Gilbert late Friday evening. 

According to Gilbert police, they responded to a residence near South Val Vista Avenue and Mesquite Drive around 11 p.m. Friday night to find two people deceased. 

The individuals have been identified as Mary Jo Cobb, 49, and her husband, Michael Cobb, 49. 

It is believed Mrs. Cobb killed Mr. Cobb before taking her own life. 

According to a family friend, the couple was separated, but Mrs. Cobb had invited her husband back to the house to celebrate an anniversary. The friend said Mrs. Cobb was estranged from her family and hadn’t spoken to her mother for seven years or her father for 15 years.

At this time, police say they are not looking for additional suspects. 

This is an ongoing investigation and no additional information was immediately available.