A Fryeburg man shot his wife to death and then killed himself in the state's first homicide of 2015, according to police.

Jody Buzzell, 52, was shot by her husband inside their home sometime Monday afternoon, according to a news release from the Maine Department of Public Safety. Investigators discovered her body at about 1 a.m. Tuesday.

About four hours later, the body was 52-year-old Mark Buzzell was found next door in a vacant residence owned by a family member. Detectives say Buzzell left a note and also told family members he had killed his wife.