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Release #12-014 Homicide Detectives Investigate Murder/Suicide

Who:  Deceased

Shelley I. Gold

DOB: 12/27/59

Address: 5153 68th Lane North, St. Petersburg (unincorporated)


Thomas P. Cappadona

DOB: 10/15/60

Address: Same as above

 Both died of gunshot wounds to the head.



The bodies of Gold and Cappadona were discovered by Gold’s friend at about 2:00 p.m., Saturday, January 21, 2012. The friend had come to their home to take Gold out to lunch. Gold and Cappadona were last seen alive yesterday, Friday, January 20, 2012.


The bodies were discovered today, January 21, 2012, at around 2:00 p.m. by Shelley Gold’s friend.


The couple was discovered in their home.


Detectives say the couple has been together for at least 7 years, maybe as long as 10 years. Detectives learned the two had been having problems, and Gold had told friends she was going to leave Cappadona. There is no evidence to suggest that this case is anything other than a murder/suicide.

 The investigation continues.



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