Police Suspect Elderly Couple in Haifa Attempted to Commit Suicide

The husband was found dead in the couple's home; the wife was hospitalized.

An 86-year-old man was found in is home in Haifa along with his wife who was found in moderate condition. The man overdosed on medication that he had been taking to treat his illness. The wife was taken to Bnei Zion Hospital, barely conscious.

The couple's daughter found her parents in their home, and called Magen David Adom paramedics who confirmed the man's death and hospitalized the wife.

Preliminary investigation reveals that apparently the couple attempted to commit a joint suicide due to the illness the husband had been suffering from.

Some of the relatives are currently staying in the couple's home, and several others are visiting the wife in the hospital.