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Lewiston couple dies in apparent murder/suicide

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LEWISTON, Idaho (AP) _ Police say an elderly Lewiston couple
died in an apparent murder-suicide.
Capt. Tom Greene says 85-year-old George R. Burns and
83-year-old Vera Burns were found dead in their home by a caregiver
Thursday morning.
Officials believe George Burns shot his wife and then turned the
gun on himself. Both died of a single gunshot wound to the head.
The gun was found in the house.
Greene says checks were written out to housekeepers and a note
was left that referred to Vera Burns' poor health. Greene says she
was terminally ill.


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