Bodies Found in Newton County Determined Murder-Suicide

By KOLR10 News

Published 05/08 2014 05:19PM

Updated 05/08 2014 05:24PM

NEOSHO, Mo. -- The deaths of an elderly couple found Thursday afternoon have been determined as a murder-suicide, according to Newton County Sheriff Ken Copeland.

The two were found in the road next to a pickup truck and car near AA Hwy., between I-49 and Gateway.  A gun was located nearby. 

Several search warrants are being executed at this time. Copeland says both of the people involved have the same last name.

(information provided by KODE, Joplin)

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