Wareham native found dead in apparent murder-suicide

Oct 11, 2022

A Wareham native and his wife were found dead on Sunday, Oct. 9, in what the Kingston Police Department believe to be a murder-suicide. 

The couple were identified as Colin Canham, 45, and Sara Emerick, 45. Canham is a Wareham native and a graduate of the Wareham High School, class of 1995. 

The couple lived in Kingston with their six-year-old daughter, said police.  

Police were called to the couple’s Elm Street residence at around 11:15 a.m. for a death investigation. Emerick was found inside the home and Canham was found outside the home. Both died from an apparent gunshot wound. 

According to police, Canham was found with a firearm. 

The couple’s daughter was not present at the time of the shooting, said police. She is not injured and is staying with family. 

“As you can imagine, this is earth shattering for family, friends and loved ones,” wrote the Kingston Police Department in a Facebook post. “We ask that you respect their privacy during this difficult time.”

According to the Kingston Police Department, the incident is still under investigation.