Husband, Wife Dead In Possible Murder-Suicide, Father-In-Law Also Found Shot Twice




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11:20am | April 1, 2010

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Husband, Wife Dead In Possible Murder-Suicide

Father-In-Law Also Found Shot Twice

POSTED: 5:58 am CDT April 1,2010

UPDATED: 9:36 am CDT April 1,2010

LAWSON, Mo. -- A husband and wife in their 20s were found shot dead inside a Lawson house Wednesday night and the woman's father was found shot twice outside the house.

Police discovered the man and woman dead around 10 p.m. Wednesday. Police discovered the woman's father suffering from two gunshot wounds in the front yard. He was taken to Truman Hospital in Kansas City, Mo. Police said a total of five gunshots were filed in the shooting of the three victims.

A young child was home during the incident, police said, but was uninjured. Police have not officially called the incident a murder-suicide, but are investigating that as a possible cause.

The Lawson police chief described what officers found when they arrived.

"The first officer that responded did locate an individual in front of 509 Country Drive that we believe suffered from two gunshot wounds," Lawson police Chief Brian LaFavor said. "That individual was life-flighted. The officer did enter the residence finding two other subjects that had received fatal gunshot wounds."

Police said the husband and wife were found shot dead in a front room, while the child was located in a back bedroom.

Police said they received a domestic call earlier Wednesday evening from the house.

Neighbors said the couple had been separated the last couple of months and that the woman was living at her parent's house. Neighbors said the man was in the U.S. Army and had returned from Iraq within in the last year.

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