Monday, December 22, 2014

Police Find Dead Couple In Home

"DES MOINES< IA — Two people were found dead inside a house early Monday in what Des Moines police said appeared to be a murder/suicide.

"Matthew John Hansen, 49, and Melissa Jo Downing, 48, had gunshot wounds, police said. Police said they believe Hansen fatally shot Downing and himself.

"Downing lived at the house on 3269 East Douglas Avenue where the bodies were found. One of her friends went there at about 8 a.m. Monday after Downing didn't show up for work, police said in a news release. The back door was open and nobody came to the door, so she called police.

"When officers entered the home they found the man and woman dead. Police didn't say when they died."

Source: Des Moines Register...

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