January 15, 2018

Murder-suicide in Monroe

COOLBAUGH TWP – An adult man and a teen girl are dead, victims of an apparent murder-suicide Friday night.

Police say it happened in a home on Poplar Place in Tobyhanna, where they found Freddie Simmons, 63, and the 16-year-old girl dead of gunshot wounds.  The girl was shot several times.  Simmons had a bullet wound to the head.

According to media reports, the girl was Simmons’ niece.  He reportedly left a suicide note.


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