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UNH lecturer killed N.C. man, then self, police say

A University of New Hampshire lecturer is believed to have committed suicide after he allegedly killed a 74-year-old man in Cary, N.C., according to Cary officials.

The Town of Cary issued warrants for the arrest of Eric Paul Engel, 43, of Durham, N.H., on Friday after Aleksander “Lenny” Wysocki, 74, of Cary was found shot in his yard around 8:30 a.m., according to a statement from Cary police.

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Wysocki was rushed to Duke University Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.

Authorities on Friday tracked Engel to Florida, where he is believed to have committed suicide, Cary police said.

Cary officials are working with Florida medical examiners to confirm Engel took his own life, said Cary Criminal Investigations Division Captain Don Hamilton.

Engel was hired in late August as a lecturer for the Communications Department at the University of New Hampshire, said Erika Mantz, a university spokeswoman.

The university website lists Engel as teaching three courses: introduction to language and social interaction, conversation analysis, and a seminar course titled Communication and Morality.

Mantz said the school is focused on covering his classes and providing support for students.

Hamilton said the shooting of Wysocki was not random.

“At this point we feel confident that there is an end to the Wysocki tragedy,” he said in a statement. “As we said earlier, we did not believe this was a random act, and based on evidence we cannot disclose at this point we are confident Engel is the man who shot Wysocki.”

The town of Cary typically sees about one homicide a year, said Hamilton.

Derek J. Anderson can be reached at derek.anderson
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