2 people dead in possible murder-suicide in Overland Park

OPPD identifies 87-year-old couple who died
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Posted at 10:28 AM, Jun 23, 2022
and last updated 2022-06-23 16:51:30-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Police in Overland Park responded Thursday morning to a deadly shooting that occurred in the 8400 block of England Street.

Overland Park police spokesman John Lacy said a man called 911 at 9:11 a.m. and hung up immediately after saying his wife had been shot.

The call was placed by the man who owned the home, according to information from OPPD.

When officers arrived, they found the garage doors open.

Inside, a man and woman — both 87 years old and identified Thursday afternoon as Frank and Donna Mayfield — were found dead in the front room of the house.

The Mayfields died of gunshot wounds.

Overland Park police are investigating the incident as a possible murder-suicide after finding a gun in Frank Mayfield's hand, according to OPPD.

Police said they did not find a suicide note.

Lacy said Donna Mayfield was bedridden and confirmed she was in hospice care, but could not confirm if the shooting was an end-of-life assist.

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