UPDATE: Police say deaths were a murder/suicide

Posted at 2:34 PM, Oct 01, 2015
and last updated 2015-10-01 15:34:35-04

UPDATE| Independence Police have released the identity of the two victims found dead this morning.

Police say the deceased were identified as Phillip A. Hurlburt, 66, and his wife Barbara J. Olsen, 66, both from Independence, Mo. 

According to police, detectives believe this was an apparent murder/suicide. 

Police say they were called to the home on a reported domestic violence disturbance involving a firearm, according to reports. 


The Independence Police Department's Criminal Investigations Unit is investigating the deaths of two individuals.

At around 6 p.m. on Wednesday, police officers responded to the 800 block of S. Ash Avenue. Two bodies were discovered in the home, according to police.

Police are expected to release more information on Thursday.

They have not labeled the situation as a homicide. 


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