Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Santa Clara, OR: UPDATE: Santa Clara Couple Found Dead in Home

UPDATE (4/16/12, 12:07 p.m.): Police have identified the man and woman found deceased. They are 84-year-old Leonard Hart and 82-year-old Lois Hart of Eugene. Both died of gunshot wounds, according to the Lane County Medical Examiner's office. Investigators say Lois' death was a homicide and Leonard committed suicide, but there is no known motive and no one else was involved.

SANTA CLARA, Ore. -- Deputies are investigating what led to the death of a elderly Santa Clara couple.

The couple's daughter found them dead in their home Sunday morning when she went to go check on them.

She said she became concerned when she hadn't heard from them in a couple days.
Deputies say the couple died of gunshot wounds and so far it seems that no one else was involved.

Investigators won't release their names until they have been positively identified.

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