Brothers found dead in apparent murder-suicide on Upper West Side: police

UPPER WEST SIDE — Police are investigating after two brothers were found dead in what they said could be a murder-suicide in an Upper Manhattan apartment Monday evening.

According to authorities, the men were found when officers conducted a wellness check around 7:30 p.m. at a unit at the Frederick Douglass Houses on West 104th Street, near Amsterdam Avenue, on the Upper West Side.

Upon arrival, police found 65-year-old Paul Horton with stab wounds to the hands and head, and then discovered his 60-year-old brother unconscious and unresponsive, officials said.

EMS responded to the apartment and pronounced both men dead.

Horton’s death has been ruled a homicide, police said Tuesday morning.

The medical examiner will determine the exact causes of both deaths, but police said it appears to be a murder-suicide situation.

The identities of the men are being held pending family notification, police said.

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