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Investigators say the death of a Brandon couple was a murder-suicide

1:20 PM, Jan 4, 2013   |    comments
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Brandon, Florida -- Homicide detectives investigating the deaths of a Brandon couple have deemed the incident a murder-suicide. 

After a preliminary investigation, detectives say they believe 47-year-old Troy Shannon shot his live-in girlfriend, 44-year-old Sherrie Boyd, and then turned the gun on himself.

The couple's bodies were found by Shannon's parents who returned to the home in the 500 block of Coultier Road Thursday evening.

Investigators estimate the shooting occurred sometime during Dec. 30 and 31.

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