With the exception of a collection of flower bouquets adorning the front garden at 6308 Willow St. in a makeshift memorial yesterday, no evidence of the murder-suicide that took place inside the home last week remained.
City Police confirmed Saturday that the two bodies found inside the home Friday were Roberta Jollimore, 75, and her son Greg Jollimore, 52. They also confirmed the deaths were the result of a murder-suicide.
“It’s believed from our investigation that he (Greg) took his mother’s life and then his own,” said police spokeswoman Theresa Rath.
Firefighters gained access to the home around 2:30 p.m. Friday after a co-worker of Greg Jollimore — who worked as a technician at Dalhousie University — became concerned that his colleague hadn’t shown up for work in several days.
He first called police last Thursday and officers did a “well-being” check at the house Thursday night but no one answered the door.
The colleague called police again Friday when Jollimore still hadn’t returned to work, and that’s when police decided to enter the home.
Rath said she couldn’t disclose the cause of death, but said there were no weapons involved.
A man living across the street from the Jollimores said the incident was sad for everyone on the street.
“From what I understand, they were very attached and very devoted to each other,” he said yesterday.
Some neighbours speculated the situation was a “mercy killing” because of Roberta Jollimore’s illness, he said.
“My surmisal would be the same, ” the neighbour, who did not want his name published, said.