New York State Police are investigating an apparent murder/suicide in Madison County near the Cortland County border.

Troopers were called to a home on Seminary Street in the Village of DeRuyter at around 10:30 p.m. March 24th to check on the welfare of 48 year old Michele Green.

Green had not show up for work that morning and family members were unable to contact her.

When authorities arrived at the house, they pried open a rear door and found 48 year old Edward Green in the kitchen with a shotgun. Troopers backed off and moved family members away from the scene.

A short time later, authorities heard a gunshot in the house.

At around 4:30 the next morning, the Special Operations Response Team entered the home and found the bodies of Michele and Edward Green