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Murder-Suicide investigation in Leon County


by: Elizabeth O'Neal

LEON COUNTY- The Leon County Sheriff's Department is still investigating a murder-suicide of an elderly couple in Marquez.

Sheriff Jerry Wakefield says the husband and wife were both found with gun shot wounds to the head at their home on the 1800 block of FM 977.

Neighbors say Mr. and Mrs. Guiles were in their 80's and had severe medical issues.

"They stayed at home a lot but I think his wife was sick and he was staying home taking care of her," Joe Lee Copeland said, "And I think he found out he was sick so I guess things lead that way."

The wife was pronounced dead at the scene and the husband was air lifted to Bryan and died late last night.

"It was just a big shock to us,"Copeland said, "You never think it would happen at home."

Investigators are not releasing much information, but believe the husband shot his wife and then himself. At this time the reason for the shooting is still undetermined.

The Sheriff's Office says both the husband and wife have been sent for an autopsy.