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Man kills himself, wife later found dead

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Pamela Mays' apartment in Mayfield Heights Pamela Mays' apartment in Mayfield Heights

Police say man is suspected of killing his wife at her apartment in Mayfield Heights then later turning the gun on himself at a residence in Cleveland.

According to a Cleveland Police report, a relative said Darryle Burke, 44, told them he did "something that he couldn't take back" and was threatening suicide.

Authorities say Burke locked himself in his house and when police entered they found his body.

After Cleveland Police found Burke's body, attempts were made to reach Burke's wife, Pamela Mays, 48.

When Cleveland Police could not get a hold of Mays in Mayfield Heights, they requested that Mayfield Heights Police check out her apartment in the 1400 block of Golden Gate.

The report states that Mayfield Heights Police found the rear patio door forced open at the residents and Mays was dead.

The Cuyahoga County Medical Examiners office has ruled Mays' death a homicide, but the cause of death has not been determined.

In the report, it states that Burkes had threatened suicide in the past and accused Mays of sleeping with his adult son.

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