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Police identify deceased in Louisa murder-suicide

Posted at 6:06 PM, Apr 10, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-10 23:10:13-04

LOUISA COUNTY, Va. -- The Louisa County Sheriff's Office has identified the man and woman who died in an apparent murder-suicide in Louisa County Tuesday.

Thomas Wayne Butler, 60, and Janet Elaine Butler, 56, were found dead in a James Madison Highway home.

Around 10:30 a.m. deputies were called to the home for a reported murder-suicide. Deputies went inside and found the bodies of a 60-year-old man and a 56-year-old woman.

Crime Insider sources say investigators believe the man killed the woman before killing himself.

Neighbors say they heard about four gunshots around 4 p.m. Monday afternoon. Deputies haven't said if those shots are related to the investigation.

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