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2 Dead After Making Apparent Suicide Pact

January 11, 2006|From Times Staff and Wire Reports

A 106-year-old widow was strangled by her longtime caretaker, who then drank poison in an apparent suicide pact at the home they shared, police said.

The bodies of Helen Godet and her caretaker of nine years, David Lund, were found Friday along with a pair of suicide notes indicating that Lund strangled the woman after she decided she couldn't take her own life, San Francisco police inspector Dennis Maffei said Tuesday.

Lund, who was in his early 30s, then swallowed a fatal dose of antifreeze, authorities said. The notes were dated Dec. 27.

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