Couple Found Dead In Apartment; Murder-Suicide Suspected

By: Paul J. Gately Email
By: Paul J. Gately Email

WACO (July 25, 2013)—Police Thursday identified the man and woman found shot to death in an apartment in Waco as Michael Steve Sheppard, 60 and his wife, Deborah Kay, 59.

A family member found the bodies at around 8 p.m. Wednesday after going to check on the couple at the apartment at 2005 Austin Ave., Waco police Sgt. W. Patrick Swanton said Thursday.

Both victims had been shot and a handgun was recovered at the scene, Swanton said.

“At this early point in the investigation it appears to be a murder-suicide,” Swanton said Thursday.

“Investigators believe their deaths were very recent,” he said.

Autopsies were ordered.

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