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Deputies investigate suspected murder-suicide attempt


The Beaufort County Sheriff's Office is investigating a suspected, attempted murder-suicide after an elderly woman was found dead and her husband found suffering from a gunshot wound in their home at an assisted-living community in Hilton Head.

Deputies responded to The Seabrook, an assisted-living community located at 300 Woodhaven Lane, on Sunday around 8 p.m. after a caregiver reported two of her clients in need of medical attention.

Upon arrival, the caregiver told deputies she went to the couple's room and found a note on the door turning away any visitors. Once inside, the caregiver said she found a second note advising her to call 911.

At that time, deputies say the caregiver found 84-year-old Page Cross lying in a bed suffering from multiple lacerations. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

In another bedroom, the caregiver found the woman's 90-year-old husband, John Cross, lying on the floor with a gunshot wound and multiple lacerations. He was taken to Hilton Head Medical Center and then transported to Savannah for continue treatment.

Officials say the investigation continues, with autopsy results pending.

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