5 days after double murder, fear lingers among Pompano neighbors

Birdie Lane in Golf View Estates usually has residents walking and visiting, bicycling and riding in golf carts.

Instead, homicide investigators spent a fifth day Tuesday examining the home of Marc and Rita Gagne, Canadian snowbirds who were found killed inside.

The Broward Sheriff’s Office has released few details on the case that has shocked the couple’s neighbors and over-55 community.

One of those friends found the bodies of Marc, 80, and Rita, 78, inside late Friday afternoon along with “lots of blood,” he told the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. The couple were from Saint-Come-Liniere, south of Quebec City, and spent part of each year at their winter home in Pompano Beach, the news service reported.

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