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Independence detectives investigate apparent murder-suicide

Posted: 10:12 AM, Mar 12, 2018
Updated: 2018-03-12 17:03:03-04
Independence detectives investigate apparent murder-suicide

INDEPENDENCE, Mo. — Detectives are investigating an apparent murder-suicide in Independence. 

On Sunday, March 11, Independence officers were sent to a home in the 14600 block of East 36th Terrace South on a death investigation. A family member found two people dead inside a home. 

Independence police said the two were identified as John E. Longwith, 81, and Kay Longwith, 72. They both suffered gunshot wounds, and a handgun was found at the scene. 

The incident is still under investigation.