Two Independence residents have died in an apparent murder-suicide.
Late Wednesday afternoon, Independence police officers responded to a 911 call regarding a possible domestic violence disturbance in the 800 block of South Ash Avenue.
Officers who arrived shortly after 5:45 p.m. found two deceased individuals inside the northwest Independence residence.
The victims were identified as Phillip A. Hurlburt, 66, and his wife, Barbara J. Olsen, also 66.
Digital Access For Only $0.99
For the most comprehensive local coverage, subscribe today.
Detectives are investigating the incident as an apparent murder-suicide. A firearm was used, said John Syme, Independence police spokesman.
Brian Burnes, firstname.lastname@example.org