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'Suspicious incident' leads police to elderly couple's Riviera Beach home

Neighbors say couple, believed to be in their 80s, had health issues
Posted at 4:25 PM, Feb 08, 2023

RIVIERA BEACH, Fla. — A police investigation was underway inside an elderly couple's home Wednesday in Riviera Beach.

Crime scene investigators were at the home on East 24th Street for most of the day.

Riviera Beach police said a concerned citizen called 911 about a "suspicious incident" regarding an elderly couple.

Neighbors said a man and a woman, both of whom are believed to be in their 80s, live at the home.

They said the couple had health challenges, including dementia, and the man had recently returned home from a hospital stay.

One neighbor who served as a sort of caretaker for the couple said he spent every day at their home for years, "helping them do things."

Police said an "extensive investigation" was underway and that there was no threat to the public.