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UPDATE: Authorities Release Names in Mineral Wells Murder-Suicide

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UPDATE 8/5/2014 3:40 PM

A man and woman dead in Mineral Wells.

Authorities calling it a murder-suicide.

The Wood County Sheriff's Office says around 8 Tuesday morning Christine Johnston called 911 from Oaks Trailer Park in Mineral Wells, saying James Auvil was making suicide threats and making threats against her.

When deputies arrived seven minutes later they say Johnston and Auvil were both dead.

They say she had multiple gunshot wounds and he had a single gunshot wound.

"We've had contact with him before but never anything that would indicate that he would be someone that would commit a homicide," says Capt. Mark King with the Wood County Sheriff's Office.

Deputies say it's unclear what started the incident.

They add they aren't faced with cases like this very often.


UPDATE 8/5/2014 12:15 PM

The Wood County Sheriff's Office is investigating the deaths of a man and woman in Mineral Wells as a murder-suicide.

Deputies say around 8:00 Tuesday morning, a woman called 911 from Oaks Trailer Park in Mineral Wells, saying a man who was with her was making suicide threats and making threats against her.

When deputies arrived on scene, they say the man and woman were both dead.

They say the woman had multiple gunshot wounds and and the man had a single gunshot wound.

Deputies say it's unclear what started the incident.

The sheriff's office is not releasing names at this time.


The Wood County Sheriff's Office says deputies are investigating a shooting at Oaks Trailer Park in Mineral Wells.

The sheriff's office says it happened Tuesday morning.

A man and woman were killed.

We'll bring you more information as it becomes available.


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