Authorities investigating murder-suicide in Adams County

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Published: Oct. 20, 2020 at 5:16 PM CDT
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NATCHEZ, Miss. (KNOE) - Authorities have reported a murder-suicide in Adams County.

The Adams County Sheriff’s Office says they responded to a call on Starnes Dr. in Natchez, Mississippi about an unresponsive male and female. The incident happened on Oct. 18, 2020.

Adams County deputies say when they arrived on scene, they discovered 62-year-old Donald Smith and 63-year-old Debra Smith deceased. They say further investigation revealed a letter allegedly written by Donald Smith saying that he and his wife were going to be with God.

Investigators recovered the weapon they believed was used in the incident.

The family has been notified.

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