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Police investigating after couple found shot dead in their Pearisburg home

Lights atop a police cruiser flash at the scene of a crime in this undated file image.
Lights atop a police cruiser flash at the scene of a crime in this undated file image. (KPRC/File)

PEARISBURG, Va. – Authorities are investigating after a married couple in their 60s was found shot to death in their Pearisburg home on Tuesday.

A family member went to do a welfare check around 8 a.m. and called police, according to Jackie Martin, chief of the Pearisburg Police Department. Police say the two were found dead once officers arrived, both with a single gunshot wound.

Police say the bodies have been sent to the medical examiner’s office.


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