British-American couple found shot dead in their French home

25th November 2014, Comments 0 comments

A 98-year-old American and his British wife, 86, were found shot dead in their home in southwest France in what police suspect might have been a murder-suicide by the couple.

The cleaning lady found the bodies early on Monday, with the husband dead from two gunshots and his wife killed by a single wound to the side of her head, a police source told AFP.

Police found a .22-calibre handgun which belonged to the husband at the couple's house in the town of Fabas.

An autopsy is scheduled for Wednesday in Toulouse could confirm investigators' hypothesis that the husband killed his wife and then turned the gun on himself.

© 2014 AFP

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