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Washington County police believe deaths in Leesburg area to be murder-suicide

August 16th, 2013 7:06 pm by NET News Service

Washington County police believe deaths in Leesburg area to be  murder-suicide

The scene at 113 Smith Lane in Leesburg. Lee Talbert photo.

Washington County Sheriff Ed Graybeal said Friday that marital problems are believed to be the cause of an alleged murder-suicide in Jonesborough.


Washington County Sheriff’s Office deputies were called to 113 Smith Lane, a home in the Leesburg area in the town’s west end, for a welfare check called in by a neighbor.


According to Graybeal, when deputies arrived they noticed a strong odor and insects, giving them reason to enter the residence, where they located two bodies — a man and a woman — near the back door.


Read the full story on the Johnson City Press website.

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