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Murder-suicide under investigation in Eros

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EROS, La. (KNOE 8 News/AP) - Jackson Parish sheriff's deputies are investigation an apparent murder-suicide after the bodies of a man and woman were found in their home.

Sheriff Andy Brown says a child called 911 early Saturday morning from a home in Eros. The child reported hearing gunshots in the home.

Brown says deputies arrived on scene and found 50-year-old James M. Smith and 32-year-old Amanda Gail Henderson dead from gunshot wounds to the head.

The sheriff says Smith killed Henderson and then turned the gun on himself.

He says the couple had been living together for about a year with three of Henderson's children

Brown says all three children were in the house at the time but have since been taken in by relatives in Ouachita Parish.

 

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