- Associated Press - Thursday, October 13, 2016

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) - Authorities are investigating an apparent murder-suicide after a man and a woman were found dead in a Colorado Springs home.

Police say 64-year-old Lenwood Schaal is suspected of shooting 56-year-old Karen Canfield before turning the gun on himself. The Gazette reports (https://goo.gl/BguGSr) their bodies were found Wednesday morning when police were called to the home in the eastern part of the city to check on the pair’s welfare.

Canfield’s death marks the 17th homicide this year in Colorado Springs. At this time last year, there were 14 homicides in the city.

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Information from: The Gazette, http://www.gazette.com

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