Holden couple found dead in murder-suicide case

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POSTED: Thursday, July 14, 2011 - 4:25pm

UPDATED: Thursday, July 14, 2011 - 4:31pm

THIS IS AN NBC33 UPDATE

 

The names of the victims in Wednesday's murder-suicide have been released.

Livingston Parish Sheriff’s Detectives believe Michael Richardson, 65, shot his wife, Nancy Richardson, 67, and then turned the gun on himself.

Deputies are still investigating while autopsies are being performed.

 

ORIGINAL STORY

-- Deputies in Holden were called to Tickfaw Acres Road to find the murder/suicide of a couple.

So far, they haven't identified the victims, but we’re told a husband and wife - both in their sixties - were found dead by a family member, who called the sheriff's office.

Sheriff's officials say both victims will undergo autopsies to determine how they died.

A spokesman for the sheriff's office tells NBC33 there are no previous reports of domestic violence at the home.

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