SWAR couple found dead in suspected murder-suicide

SWAR couple found dead in suspected murder-suicide

LAFAYETTE CO., AR (KSLA) - Police in Lafayette County, Arkansas believe the death of a 55-year-old man and his wife at their home near Lake Erling was the result of a murder-suicide.

The bodies of 51-year-old Tonuia Duck and her husband Steve Allen Duck were discovered in their home on Lafayette County Road 69 Thursday morning a family member got a call from Steve, telling them what had happened.

Police are not saying what Steve said to the family member to prompt a call to authorities, but sheriff's deputies decided to respond to the residence anyway. Once inside the home, they found the couple inside the bedroom.

Authorities say they believe that the man killed the wife then killed himself.

They were apparently going through a divorce.

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