St. Petersburg Police Press Release

Chief of Police
1301 First Avenue North
St. Petersburg, FL 33705
(727) 893-7550


For Immediate Release
Report number: 2024-002973
Date of original release: 01-23-24

Murder-Suicide Investigation

Release posted on 01-23-24 at 3:29 p.m.

Next of kin has been notified. Here are the names of the couple:
Husband: Thomas Dowler DOB 5-1-42
Wife: Susan Dowler DOB 8-22-47

Release posted on 01-23-24 at 10:56 a.m.

At around 10:00 a.m., an employee at the Addington Place, an assisted living facility located at 4600 54th Avenue South, was conducting their routine check-ins when they located a 76-year-old woman and her 81-year-old husband shot.

Through the investigation, officers determined that the husband, who was visiting, shot his wife and then turned the gun on himself.

The investigation is still ongoing. PIO is headed to the scene.

St. Petersburg Police Media Relations - (727) 893-7550
YOLANDA FERNANDEZ - Public Information Officer