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3 Dead in UWS Murder-Suicide


Daniel Tedlie (pictured), 57, stopped by West 93rd Street Friday night to have what the Daily News characterizes as a “platonic dinner” with his ex, Debra Silver, 46. He was planning to leave New York soon to take care of his mother in Colorado. Tedlie and Silver had held artistic aspirations; he had appeared in films and on stage, and she in television under the name Coco Silvera; she became a lawyer, he a real estate agent. Michael Ruiz, 55, of Glen Ridge, New Jersey, presumed to be Silver’s current, married boyfriend, came into the apartment, shot them both dead, and then did the same for himself. Ruiz, whose occupation is at present unknown, was described by friends as an archery enthusiast and “avid hunter.”



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