- Associated Press - Tuesday, June 21, 2016

VICKSBURG, Miss. (AP) - Warren County authorities have identified the husband and wife found dead in their home from an apparent murder-suicide.

Sheriff Martin Pace tells The Vicksburg Post (https://bit.ly/28K4EiR) that deputies responded to an 8:40 p.m. call Saturday of two people being shot found 46-year-old Edward Vaughn and 35-year-old Surrenda Davis, dead in the bedroom of their home. He says both people were suffering from gunshot wounds to the head.

Deputy Coroner Kelda Bailess pronounced them dead at the scene. The bodies were taken to the Mississippi State Crime Lab for autopsies.

Pace says a small caliber handgun was recovered at the scene.

Davis was a seventh-grade science teacher at the Vicksburg Warren School District’s Academy of Innovation. The couple had four children, ranging in age from 2 to 17.

“No one was at home at the time of the shootings,” Pace said.

The couple apparently had some ongoing domestic problems, said Pace but he would not go into detail. He said Davis and Vaughn were married, but she kept her maiden name.

Pace said the deaths remain under investigation, but are being treated at this time as a murder-suicide, pending results from the state crime lab.

“It appeared Surrenda Davis was a homicide victim and Vaughn was a suicide victim,” he said.


Information from: The Vicksburg Post, https://www.vicksburgpost.com

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