Saturday, January 5, 2013

Seneca, SC: Couple found dead outside Seneca home

A man and a woman were found dead outside their Seneca home today in what authorities believe was a murder suicide, said Oconee County Coroner Karl E. Addis.

Gwendolyn D. Hiott, 58, and James Wesley Foxx, 50, were found by people going past the home at 220 Steve Nix Road, Addis said. Someone called 911 and deputies who responded found the couple dead on the ground, he said.

Hiott apparently died of a gunshot wound to the chest, Addis said, and Foxx appears to have died from a gunshot wound to the head. A handgun was found near the body of Foxx, he said.

The unmarried couple were in a relationship and lived at the home where they were found, Addis said. The preliminary investigation indicates murder-suicide, believed to have happened a little past 1 p.m., he said.

Autopsies will be performed Sunday to help confirm the cause and manner of the deaths, he said.

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