Elderly couple found dead in apparent murder-suicide

10:16 PM, Dec 7, 2013   |    comments
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Mango, Florida -- An elderly couple is dead in what deputies say appears to be a murder-suicide.

The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office says it received a 911 call from the couple's 60-year-old son, who had gone to his parents' home to check on their welfare.

When deputies arrived, they found 87-year-old Eloise and 88-year-old James Bailey, both dead from a single gunshot wound to the upper body.

Homicide detectives examined the crime scene and conducted interviews throughout the day, and determined that Mr. Bailey shot his wife once, then turned the gun on himself.

The Baileys were taken to the Hillsborough County Medical Examiner's Office, who will rule the official cause of death.

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