Man and woman found dead causing a police investigation

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LAKEVIEW, Ar. — This morning the Lakeview police chief got a call from a man saying his neighbor sent him a text message telling him to call the police and that this was not a joke.

Police arrived and found a dead man and woman in bed together.

They were identified as 65-year old Joanna Hammer and 65-year-old Brian Hammer.

There were no signs of a struggle.

Investigators believe hammer shot his wife while she was asleep, then shot himself.

Authorities say they found a note inside the home.

The bodies were sent to Arkansas State Medical Examiner’s Office to confirm the causes of death.

This is an ongoing investigation.

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