Elderly Couple Found Dead in Aroostook County

CHAPMAN - State police are investigating the deaths of an elderly couple found at their home in Aroostook County earlier today.
Officials say they received a call from a family member just before noon, alerting them to the residence on Chapman Road in Chapman. There, they found 81-year-old Marcus Sykora, 81, dead in the basement, and his 77-year-old wife Sheila, seriously injured.
Sheila was taken to a nearby hospital, where she later died. Both bodies will be transported to Augusta, where autopsies are scheduled for tomorrow.
Detectives say they do not suspect anyone from outside the home is involved in the matter.
Brittany Devane

Reporter/Sports Reporter

Brittany joined the WVII/WFVX team in August 2012 and quickly found a home in the sports department, where she works as a reporter and weekend anchor. She is originally from Framingham, MA and graduated cum laude from Boston University with a Bachelor's degree in Broadcast Journalism.

She's also the station's sideline reporter and has appeared on nationally broadcast UMaine football games, along with NESCom-aided productions of Husson Eagles' football and basketball games.

Before coming to Maine, she spent the summer of 2012 in London, working as an Olympic Correspondent for GoLocal Worcester. Previously, she was also the Boston Bruins and Hockey East intern for NESN. Adding to her intern experience, she worked on the nightly news magazine show "Chronicle" for WCVB.

She's a huge hockey fan who can usually be found around the Alfond. If she's not there, check the local football field sidelines, or the Cross Insurance Center during basketball games!

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