Davidson County sheriff says husband shot wife, then killed himself

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DAVIDSON COUNTY, N.C. — Davidson County Sheriff David Grice said Monday the deaths of a husband and wife found last week were the result of a murder-suicide.

The Winston-Salem Journal reported that Timothy Shane Benbow fatally shot his wife, Emily Benbow, then killed himself, according to Grice.

The sheriff’s office had declined to classify the deaths as murder-suicide last week but had said investigators were not looking for any suspects.

Ray Woosley, Emily Benbow’s father, called 911 Tuesday after he had gone to the house. He had gotten a call from a day care center, saying that his 3-year-old granddaughter had not shown up.

Read full story: The Winston-Salem Journal.

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