Kansas and Missouri residents die in murder-suicide

LAWRENCE COUNTY, Mo. – New information is released today on a suspected murder-suicide in southwest Missouri.

(Previous Article: Murder-suicide investigation underway in Lawrence County)

The Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office says they responded to the home for a well-being check. A caller said a person had not been heard from since just before Thanksgiving.

Authorities went to the home west of Miller.

Deputies spoke with concerned persons before going into the home where they found two deceased people.

The Sheriff’s Office states the investigation and autopsy results determined that 55-year-old Caleb Kingsley of Miller, Missouri had a single gunshot wound to the head. They say it happened while Kingsley was asleep in bed.

Authorities identified the other person as 43-year-old Linda Kennedy of Chetopa, Kansas. Investigators determined her cause of death was a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

The Sheriff’s Office states it is concluding the investigation, completing it within the next few days.

“The Sheriff’s Office would also like to assure the public that there is no threat to the community as both subjects were acquainted with each other,” the Office says in a release.

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