Tarpon Springs city employee killed in murder-suicide

Tarpon Springs, Florida -- City of Tarpon Springs employees are in mourning after learning of the tragic death of one of their own Monday.

The City of Tarpon Springs Police Department was notified late Monday, Aug. 11 of the death of 48-year-old Genevieve Crosby.

While on vacation at a cabin in Sevier County in Tennessee with her parents and daughter, the sheriff's office there says Crosby's husband, Richard Crosby, shot and killed Genevieve and then turned the gun on himself.

When deputies arrived at the scene, Richard, 52, was found dead on the bedroom floor from a single gunshot wound and Genevieve was found on the bed suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. She was pronounced dead at the hospital.

Investigators have ruled the incident a murder-suicide.

Crosby was an employee of the City's Department of Cultural and Civic Services and served as the Marketing and Communications Coordinator. She had been employed by the City since 2004.

In a statement released Tuesday, the City said:

Acting City Manager, Chief of Police Robert Kochen, speaks for all of us in extending our thoughts and prayers to her family and friends. The City notified employees today and will be making grief counselling services available to those employees that wish to participate.


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