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Murder-Suicide near Garrison being investigated by Nacogdoches County Sheriff's Office

According to a press release from the Nacogdoches County Sheriff Office, there’s an investigation into an apparent murder-suicide on FM 138, near Garrison.


The Sheriff Office responded to a call from a third-party stating that they had received a text from a male subject that he had killed his wife. The call came into dispatch shortly after 4 p.m. Thursday.


Deputies arrived on scene a short time later and approached the residence. The report says deputies made forced entry into the residence where they found two people deceased in the living room of the residence.


EMS and first responders were called to the scene, but both subjects were deceased.


The Sheriff Office is investigating the crime as a Murder-Suicide.  


Sheriff Jason Bridges stated that a male subject appears to have shot his wife and then notified a distant family member of what he did by a text message. The male subject then turned the gun on himself after sending a text to a family member.


Both names are being withheld pending notification of all family members.


The case is still under investigation and an autopsy has been ordered by Justice of the Peace, Dorothy Tigner Thompson.

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