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Troopers Investigate Murder-Suicide in Rural Herkimer County

COLD BROOK – State Police are investigating a murder-suicide on Roberts Road in Cold Brook, in Herkimer County.

It happened shortly after 5 pm Wednesday afternoon, and Troopers were on the scene all night.

After arriving at the scene, Troopers say they found 65-year-old Ronald J. Johnson dead on an outdoor deck from what was determined to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Then after entering the home, Troopers discovered Johnson’s wife, 68-year-old Kathleen F. Johnson, also dead from an apparent gunshot, they said.


By Joleen Ferris / WKTV NewsChannel 2