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Wood County couple die in apparent murder-suicide

MINERAL WELLS, W.Va. (AP) — Police say a Wood County couple has died in an apparent murder-suicide.

The Wood County Sheriff’s Department tells media outlets that investigators believe 53-year-old James Auvil shot 43-year-old Christina Johnston multiple times with a pistol, and then shot himself.

The sheriff’s department says deputies went to the couple’s home in the Oaks Trailer Park in Mineral Wells on Tuesday after Johnston called police and said Auvil was threatening her and himself. Johnston and Auvil were pronounced dead at the scene.

The shootings remain under investigation.


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