Police investigate potential Murder-Suicide in Neosho

NEOSHO, Mo. – The Neosho Police Department is investigating after two residents were found deceased inside their home.

On October 23, Neosho Police Dispatch received reports of a deceased male and female at the 1000 block of Stratford Place.

When NPD Officers arrived, they discovered Charles Barnett, 87,  and Donna Barnett, 78, of Neosho, as well as a 38 caliber firearm.

The media release indicates both subjects were deceased at the time of discovery.

After further investigation, NPD Officers determined the deaths were a result of a murder-suicide.

Deputies say the female victim was likely shot and killed by her husband who then took his own life.

The investigation is ongoing and the NPD says any further information will be released in a follow-up press release.

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