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Cherokee County couple dead in murder-suicide

Published: Oct. 25, 2016 at 3:37 PM CDT|Updated: Oct. 25, 2016 at 3:41 PM CDT
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CHEROKEE COUNTY, TX (KLTV) - Two people are dead after an apparent murder-suicide in Cherokee County.

Around 6:15 a.m. Monday, Cherokee County Sheriff deputies responded to a residence on County Road 2303 south of Rusk after receiving a call from relatives of the couple.

When deputies arrived at the residence they found two people lying in the front yard, according to officials.

Sheriff Officials believe James Alan Garner, 61, shot his wife, Patricia McSwain Garner, 58, then turned the gun on himself.

Their bodies have been sent to Southeastern Forensics for autopsies.

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