published Monday, March 21st, 2011

Murder-suicide suspected in Rainsville, Ala.

DeKalb County, Ala., deputies are investigating an apparent murder-suicide.

Deputies were alerted around noon today to the presence of two deceased individuals β€” and man and woman β€” inside a home on County Road 675, according to a statement from Sheriff Jimmy Harris.

Deputies and Rainsville police responded and confirmed the deaths.

β€œIt is early in the investigation but from all indications, this appears to have been a murder-suicide,” Harris said in the statement.

The bodies of both individuals, whose names are being withheld until all appropriate notifications are made, have been sent to Huntsville for forensic examination.

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