Murder-Suicide Investigation in Sterling

Tuesday, May 3, 2011  |  Updated 12:09 PM EDT
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Murder-Suicide Investigation in Sterling

Joseph Devenney

Authorities say a man shot his wife and then took his own life.

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The Loudoun County Sheriff's department is investigating what is being called a murder-suicide in Sterling on Tuesday.

Officials received a 911 call reporting gunshots at 6 a.m.  Deputies were sent to a home on South Birch Street in the Sterling Park area.

On the scene, deputies discovered two bodies.  According to the Sheriff's Office, evidence at the scene indicates that a man killed his wife inside the home, and then killed himself in the house's detached garage.

The deceased have been identified as 61-year-old Mercedes K. Perry, and 64-year-old Larry E. Perry.

The investigation continues.  Check back with NBC Washington for more updates as the story develops.

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