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Couple's death ruled murder-suicide

The last week shooting deaths of a Villages couple are being considered a murder-suicide by law enforcement investigators.
Last Friday, Oct. 10, deputies found the bodies of Thomas Rich, 73, and his wife Noel Rich, 66, in the couple’s home on Oak Forest Drive, in The Villages, according to a Sumter sheriff’s office report.
Deputies arrived at the home at 11:12 a.m. after friends of Mrs. Rich reported they had not seen or heard from her since Wednesday, Oct. 8, according to the sheriff’s office report.