POMPANO BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Authorities are investigating after a popular Florida bar owner was found dead in her home and her chef husband was found unconscious.
Broward Sheriff’s deputies found 63-year-old Sherry Palmer’s decomposed body this week inside her South Florida home. Her husband, 51-year-old Patrick Palmer, was found unconscious and bloody on the floor. He also had injuries to his arms.
A sheriff’s spokesman tells the Sun Sentinel that Patrick is a person of interest in the case. He remains hospitalized and authorities declined to release further details.
Friends say the couple had been together 20 years and that Patrick had served with the U.S. Marine Corps. Patrons gathered at Chit Chat’s bar this week to remember Sherry, calling her a champion hugger and someone who enjoyed mentoring others in the restaurant business.
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