Police ID couple killed in apparent murder-suicide

NORTH PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — Police in North Providence continue to investigate what they say appears to be a domestic murder-suicide that took place in the town this week.

Police and firefighters conducted a forced entry at 25 Hobson Avenue Tuesday morning to check on the well being of Michael Dube after his employer informed them he had not been to work.

Dube, 52, was found deceased from what appeared to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound, according to police.

Police also found Robin Dube, 48, who had died as the result of multiple stab wounds.

A Colt .22 semi-automatic handgun was recovered at the scene, along with two knives covered in blood.

The incident remains under investigation, but police said at this point it appears to be a murder-suicide.

Police said this wasn’t the first time they responded to the home.

“According to our records, we responded to that address in 2005, 2008, and 2012 for verbal arguments only, and we responded there, I believe, August of 2014 for just a ‘keep the peace’ call,” said acting Deputy Chief Kristian Calise.

Dube’s employer released a statement Wednesday, saying: “The entire workforce at Materion Technical Materials is saddened to learn of the deaths of our fellow employee, Michael Dube, and his wife Robin. Michael had been with the company for 25 years and was a valued member of the Materion team. We extend our deepest sympathy to the Dube family.”

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