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St. Tammany coroner confirms murder-suicide near Slidell

Police responded to the residence on Meadow Lake Drive after a neighbor reported finding the couple in the home. (FOX 8 Photo) Police responded to the residence on Meadow Lake Drive after a neighbor reported finding the couple in the home. (FOX 8 Photo)
SLIDELL, LA (WVUE) -

The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office is investigating the discovery of a husband and wife found deceased in their home near Slidell Wednesday afternoon.

Police responded to the residence on Meadow Lake Drive after a neighbor reported finding the couple in the home. The man and woman were both pronounced dead at the scene by the St. Tammany Parish Coroner's office.

The coroner confirmed Thursday that Thomas Franklin, 59, and Debra Franklin 57, died of gunshot wounds. Mr. Franklin's manner of death has been ruled a suicide. Mrs. Franklin's death has been ruled a homicide.

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