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Lawrence Police Probing Apparent Murder-Suicide


The couple was found at this apartment in Lawrence early Tuesday. ( photo: Mike Corbin)

Lawrence Police have identified that couple killed in what they believe may be a murder-suicide.


Capt. Curtis Bigsbee says they found 31-year-old Jeff Nelson and 31-year-old wife Shelly Nelson dead at their home at the Salem Courthouse Apartments early Tuesday morning. Bigsbee says they had responded to a 911 call from children in the home. The kids range in age from five to 17.

Bigsbee says they're still confirming how Shelly Nelson died, but he says police found Jeff Nelson dead from an apparent gunshot wound in the woods behind the apartment building. He adds they're still trying to determine if a domestic disturbance led up to the incident.

Police stated earlier that two teen girls in the home suffered minor injuries and were treated at Community North Hospital. Bigsbee says all of the kids are now with relatives.


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