Saturday, October 17, 2009

El Dorado, AR: 2 dead in murder-suicide

Associated Press - October 16, 2009 10:14 AM ET

EL DORADO, Ark. (AP) - A man and a woman are dead following what authorities say was a murder-suicide.

Union County Sheriff Ken Jones says 60-year-old Dana Johnson was killed Wednesday inside her home in Felsenthal.

Deputies found her after answering a call about a man who was found dead inside a truck parked in Johnson's driveway. Jones says a small caliber handgun was recovered from the vehicle.

Based on evidence found at the scene, Jones says the man died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head. His name was not released because his family had not been notified.

Jones says preliminary evidence indicates Johnson died from a gunshot wound to the head.

The sheriff says both bodies have been transported to the State Crime Lab for autopsies by the state medical examiner.

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