Tavares police investigating death of woman, 88

FOX 35 News at 6 p.m.

- Tavares Police are investigating the death of an 88-year-old woman.  Authorities said Rosemary Getz was found deceased in her home on Doris Avenue, having been the victim of a fatal gun shot owund.  

Officers went to the home for a well-being check around 2 p.m on Friday, where they encountered Carl Lange, 88, described as Getz's "companion" of 25 years.

"Upon arrival, they encountered Mr. Lange who admitted to killing his longtime companion as part of a pact in which he would kill himself as well," said Tavares Police Chief Stoney Lubins in a statement sent to FOX 35. "Police prevented his access to a firearm that was on a nearby table."

Lange was taken into custody and transported to Lake County Jail. Chief Lubins said charges have not yet been filed in this case.  It remains under investigation.  This is a developing story.  Check back for updates. 


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