Elderly Couple Found In Apparent Murder-Suicide

The Smith County Sheriff's Department is investigating an apparent murder-suicide.

Neighbors found an elderly couple dead this afternoon at their home, just west of Whitehouse. Officers found the wife, Jo Freeman, dead from a gunshot wound. Her husband, George, was found inside his car parked outside his home. Authorities say he apparently died of carbon monoxide poisoning. They discovered a hose connected to the car's tailpipe.

They also found a note at the scene, indicating the couple had been recently scammed out of a large sum of money.

Julie Tam, reporting.