Blood dripping through a ceiling in Margate led to a grisly discovery: A husband who shot and killed his wife before turning the gun on himself, authorities said Monday.
Margate police said that a resident at the Blue Isle apartments reported on Sunday what appeared to be blood oozing into her home from the unit upstairs. A maintenance worker knocked on the door of Unit 209 to no avail. Paramedics removed the front door and found the two bodies inside a bedroom.
Detectives found Nicholas Mantzouranis, 84, lying on the ground, a gunshot wound to the head, a pistol next to him. On the bed was his wife, Sally Mantzouranis, 66, also dead from a gunshot wound, police said in a press release on Monday.
“Detectives are still actively investigating this incident but believe there is no danger to the public at this time,” the press release said.
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The apartment complex is located at 3400 Banks Road, about a mile away from the Seminole Casino Coconut Creek. A neighbor told the Sun-Sentinel that Nicholas Mantzouranis seemed frail, and the couple “kept to themselves.”