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Clearwater Couple Found Dead

A husband and wife are found dead by one of their children and Clearwater police suspect a murder-suicide.

A Clearwater couple was found dead at their residence Monday morning and authorities suspect the deaths were a murder-suicide.

Per Clearwater policeRobert Polukoff, 48, and his wife Irene Polukoff, 49, of 2532 Sweetgum Way, were found dead this morning by their son, whose name police have not released.

Based on evidence at the scene and a troubled recent history between the Polukoff's, Clearwater police suspect Robert Polukoff gunned down his wife, shooting her multiple times before turned his weapon on himself.

The couple was in the process of going through a divorce, with legal hearings scheduled to complete the process. 

Police records show the two had a volitale relationship in recent months, though no previous evidence of physical violence. Since July 2011, police were called to the Polukoff residence six times. Of the six calls, four were for a domestic issue, one was for a disturbance and one for a civil issue. 

Police calls to Polukoff residence since July 2011:

Domestics

  • July, 18, 2011: Husband went to police department substation to discuss "delicate situation." This was cleared as a miscellaneous assist citizen.
  • Aug. 10, 2011: Two sons fighting.
  • Oct. 6, 2011: Argument between husband and wife, not physical.
  • Oct. 6, 2011: Supplement to previous listed call.

Disturbance

  • Feb. 22, 2012: Wife called regarding an argument over money. She said the husband took money and would not give it back.

Civil Matter

  • Feb. 22, 2012: Wife attempting to take money from husband.

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