Two dead after apparent murder-suicide in southeast Missouri

Two dead after apparent murder-suicide in southeast Missouri

Two dead after apparent murder-suicide in southeast Missouri

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Posted on June 15, 2013 at 2:43 PM

PERRYVILLE, Mo. (AP) -- Authorities in southeast Missouri say they're investigating an apparent murder-suicide in Perry County.

The Perry County Sheriff's Department said Friday that a man and woman were discovered shot at a residence. A person found the couple shortly Friday afternoon and contacted the sheriff's department.

The Southeast Missourian reports (http://bit.ly/1afp4bx) that Sheriff Gary Schaaf says the deaths  appear to be the result of a murder-suicide, but that an investigation is underway. He says the man and woman appear to have died single gunshot wounds, and that a weapon was located at the scene.

The names of the couple were not released.

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