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Prominent Canton couple found dead in home: police

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Credit: Hartford Courant

Credit: Hartford Courant

CANTON–A prominent couple from Canton was found dead in their home Tuesday, and police are investigating.

Police say they are investigating the deaths of Judith, 80, and Lou Friedman, 81, and say it is an isolated incident and there is no threat to the public.

According to the Hartford Courant, the deaths are being investigated by police as “apparent suicides” based on preliminary evidence.

The official causes of death will be released Wednesday after the autopsies are completed.

State Police also responded to the scene to investigate.

The Courant reports that couple is best known for advocating for environmental issues and energy saving, and has been active in that respect for more than a quarter century. Lou Friedman also found the Westledge School in Simsbury, and Judith Friedman headed the Peoples’ Action for Clean Energy, wrote children’s books and ran a summer camp.

They were also among the first residents in Connecticut to install solar panels for hot water.

The Courant reports that the bodies of the couple, who were in their 80s, were found by the family lawyer, who went to the couple’s home for a pre-arranged meeting.

Read more at the Hartford Courant.


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