METAIRIE, LA (WVUE) - JPSO investigators identify couple killed in an apparent murder/suicide in Metairie.
Sheriff Newell Normand reports, this afternoon, around 12:30pm our officers responded to a report of two people shot at 4528 Transcontinental in Metairie.
Family members tell deputies, they went inside the home to check on the couple and discovered the couple dead.
Authorities say when deputies entered the home, they found the body of 67 year old Larry Townsend, lying on the floor in the bedroom suffering from what appeared to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound. A shotgun was found close to him. Townsend's wife, identified as 68 year old Linda Townsend, was found lying in the bed in the same bedroom, with a gunshot wound to the head.
Homicide Detectives are investigating this matter as a Murder/Suicide.