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Murder-Suicide Suspected In St. Louis County Shooting

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SUNSET HILLS, Mo. (AP) - Authorities suspect murder-suicide in the deaths of a St. Louis-area man and woman.

The bodies of 73-year-old Wayne Bales and 72-year-old Monique Martin were found early Sunday in a home in Sunset Hills. Both died of a single bullet to the head.

Police believe Martin shot Bales and then turned the gun on herself.

Sunset Hills police chief William LaGrand says the two were expected to meet friends at Lambert Airport to go on a cruise. When they failed to show up, the friends called Bales’ brother who went to the home and found the victims.

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