Elderly Texas Couple Found Dead After Murder-Suicide

PORT ARTHUR (October 24, 2013) An elderly Port Arthur man and his wife who were found shot to death in their home died in an what evidently was a murder-suicide, police say.

Port Arthur police identified the pair as John and Patricia Knight, both age 76.

Police Chief Mark Blanton says the couple's son discovered his parents’ bodies Wednesday afternoon.

Investigators haven’t yet said who shot whom and did not immediately reveal a motive for the shootings, but said the man and woman had unspecified health problems.

Autopsies were ordered.


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