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Victims identified in Marion County murder-suicide

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Sheriff David McKnight says a trash collector called 911 around 2 a.m., after coming across a house on fire in the 10300 block of Farm Road 729. Sheriff David McKnight says a trash collector called 911 around 2 a.m., after coming across a house on fire in the 10300 block of Farm Road 729.
Two bodies were later found inside the house, the first around 5 a.m., and a second around 9:30 a.m. Two bodies were later found inside the house, the first around 5 a.m., and a second around 9:30 a.m.
The Marion County Sheriff's Office, Texas Rangers, the Texas State Fire Marshals Office and ATF agents are on the scene. The Marion County Sheriff's Office, Texas Rangers, the Texas State Fire Marshals Office and ATF agents are on the scene.
MARION CO, TX (KSLA) -

The Marion County Sheriff's Office has released the names of the three people believed to have died in what has been described by the sheriff as a murder-suicide.

Sheriff David McKnight says they believe 73-year-old Paul Dome died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. The first body found in his burning home early Monday morning has been tentatively identified as his wife, 85-year-old Vivian Dome. The sheriff says the second appears to be 61-year-old Willard Landry, Vivian Dome's son.

McKnight says he's waiting on autopsy results to positively identify all three bodies, along with their official cause of death for each.

The sheriff told KSLA News 12 a trash collector called 911 around 2 a.m. after coming across a house on fire in the 10300 block of Farm Road 729, which sits near Lake o' the Pines. The trash collector told authorities that he spoke briefly with a man he saw sitting in a Jaguar in the driveway of that home. He says the man told him he knew the house was on fire, and "was more worried about the bullets that may start flying." That's when the trash collector left and called 911.

When the first firefighters from the Mims Fire Department arrived, one of the fireman discovered the man, later identified as Paul Dome, slumped over in the car.

The home, which is in an R. V. park that the family owns, was destroyed by the fire. Around 5 a.m., the body of Vivian Dome was discovered. Four hours later, crews recovered Landry's body.

Sheila Throckmortin shared that she bought a liquor store from the family which is just outside the R. V. park.  She says "He took care of her and she was his friend," referring to the suicide victim and his wife.

"If there is a burden tell people because there are people that will help. Wether it be family or friends.  There is family of the heart," says Throckmortin.

Vernon Browder, a neighbor of the family, added "I was shocked.  I was medicated so a slept through it.  I thought the world of them so I hate to see it but that's the way it is," he says.

While it is believed that the man found in the car lived with his wife and stepson, McKnight says there have been no positive identifications made yet, and names are not being released.

Texas Rangers, the Texas State Fire Marshals Office and ATF agents are all working the investigation.

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