Updated at 12:30 PM: Two children removed from scene of apparent overnight murder-suicide in Hyannis

HYANNIS – At approximately 2:48 AM on Friday, the Barnstable Police Department responded to a residence at 66 Murray Way, a duplex, in Hyannis after receiving a call reporting an assault inside the home.

Upon investigation, it was determined that a homicide and suicide had occurred at the home, and the Massachusetts State Police Detectives Unit was called to the scene.

12:30 PM update: Cape & Islands District Attorney Michael O’Keefe announced today that at approximately 2:48 a.m. this morning Barnstable Police were alerted by a 911 call to respond to 66 Murray Way in Hyannis. Upon arrival they found two individuals deceased. Preliminary investigation would suggest that it is a murder/suicide. The deceased have been identified as Aline De Lima Ferreira De Castro, 38, and Luiz Castro, Jr., 46, of Hyannis. The evidence suggests that Luis Castro Jr. killed his wife Aline with a knife and then hung himself. An adult relative of Aline has been notified. The children of the deceased husband and wife, ages 7 and 11, who were present in the home, are now in the care of the Department of Children and Families.

The matter remains under investigation by the Barnstable Police and State Police detectives assigned to the Cape & Islands District Attorney’s Office.

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