Report: Dentist, Wife Owed Money

Woman found dead and her husband hospitalized with overdose symptoms may have owed thousands in taxes.

San Diego County Sheriff's deputies found a woman dead inside a home Monday in San Diego Country Estates and her husband in need of medical care. Today, a published report claims the couple had thousands of dollars in tax liens filed against them over the past few years.

Friends of Albert and Kathleen Kennedy, the couple that lived at 26515 Tranquility Lane, called deputies around 2:30 p.m. after the couple hadn't arrived at the El Cajon dentist office where they both worked.

Homicide detectives say Kathleen, 44, was dead and 62-year-old Albert Kennedy, was  taken to a hospital with what deputies describe as 'overdose' type symptoms. He was conscious when transported and is expected to be okay.

"We  believe that he self ingested some type of pills or medication of some sort to the point he was semi-overdosed on it," said Lt. Dennis Brugos of the San Diego County Sheriff's Dept.

Brugos say the two were not in the same area of the home and there was no obvious signs of trauma on either person.

Around noon Tuesday, Brugos said there is no update to the case but that it looks like Kennedy attempted suicide and his wife committed suicide. They are waiting for autopsy results to confirm.

On the website for Kennedy's dental practice, he's pictured with his co-worker Dr. Dennis Scharer. Their office is located at 810 Jamacha Road, Suite 104 in El Cajon.  Kennedy is said to have established the practice in 1975. 

According to the San Diego Union-Tribune, the Kennedys had about $222,000 worth of tax liens placed on their home over the past several years, and it appears about $37,000 is still outstanding. The paper also reports that county records show about $77,000 worth of liens against Albert Kennedy's dental practice in El Cajon, apparently with about $75,000 outstanding.

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