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UPDATE: Husband and Wife Killed in Murder-Suicide; Names Released

By: Jennifer Rizzi, Anna Baxter Email
By: Jennifer Rizzi, Anna Baxter Email

UPDATE 2/19/13 @ 8:50 a.m.
KANAWHA COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- The names of the two people found dead inside a home have been released.

Cpl. B.D. Humphreys tells WSAZ.com Dr. Bruce Foster and his wife, Marlise were found dead in their home along Flairwood Drive in Cross Lanes Monday morning.

Deputies are calling it a murder-suicide. Dr. Foster's co-workers came to his house looking for him when he didn't show up for work on Monday. No one had seen the man since Saturday.

Dr. Foster worked with the West Virginia Center for End-of-Life Care.



UPDATE 2/18/13 @ 9:45 p.m.
KANAWHA COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) --The bodies of a husband and wife were found dead inside their Cross Lanes home Monday morning, and police are calling it a murder-suicide.

Kanawha County Sheriff's deputies say the husband and wife died from gunshot wounds, and no one else had entered the home along Flairwood Drive.

Their bodies were discovered just after 11 a.m. after neighbors and coworkers came looking for the couple. Deputies say no one had heard from them in two days.

"[The husband] did not show up to work, and some co-workers got concerned about him," Cpl. B.D. Humphreys said. "They came to the house to check on him, and a neighbor helped with finding a way into the house."

Neighbors described the couple as being very much in love and doing just about everything together. They say they never heard so much as an argument coming from the house.

"They were the perfect couple," Jon Walker said. "They deeply loved each other ... at least that's what we knew them as. Just really genuine, friendly people."

Now, he's just trying to cope with the shock and sadness of losing their loving presence.

"There's no way to ever prepare for anything like this," Walker said. "It never crossed my mind that anything like this would ever happen."

Deputies aren't releasing the victims' identities now, but neighbors told WSAZ.com the husband worked as a physician and his wife worked with him.

They also say the wife had been suffering from health problems.

Keep clicking on WSAZ.com for the latest information.



ORIGINAL STORY 2/17/2013
KANAWHA COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- Two bodies have been found inside a home in Cross Lanes.

Kanawha County Sheriff's deputies responded to the house along Flairwood Drive in Cross Lanes.

Deputies tell WSAZ.com the body of a man and woman were found just after 11 a.m.

Deputies say they are investigating it as a possible murder-suicide.

Coworkers of the man came looking for him Monday morning when he didn't show up for work.

No one had seen the man since Saturday.

No names have been been released.

We have a crew headed to the scene. Keep clicking on WSAZ.com for the latest information.


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