Murder Suicide investigation in Perry County

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A husband and wife were found dead in their home in Perry County after an apparent murder-suicide.

The Perry County Sheriff’s Office confirmed Tuesday afternoon that Juanita Thompson, 41, and Christopher Thompson, 43, were discovered Tuesday morning in their home on New England Hill Road.

The Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call at 8:15 Tuesday morning; deputies discovered the two bodies upon arrival.

According to authorities, there was a history of violence involving the couple.  Domestic violence charges were pending from Shawnee Police and the Sheriff’s Office against Christopher Thompson.

The couple was last seen together at approximately 6:00 Tuesday morning.

Both Juanita and Christopher appeared to have died from apparent gun shot wounds.  BC&I was called in to assist at the scene and the case remains under investigation.