Elderly Independence couple died in apparent murder-suicide, police say

INDEPENDENCE, Mo. — Police say the deaths of an elderly married couple in suburban Kansas City appear to be a case of murder-suicide.

The couple was found dead at their home in Independence on Sunday afternoon. Police say they both died from gunshot wounds.

A relative called police after finding the man and woman dead.

Police identified them Monday as 81-year-old John Longwith and 72-year-old Kay Longwith.


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