Press Release | Police Investigate Apparent Murder-Suicide Scene

Unedited release from Fayetteville Police Department


Fayetteville Chief of Police Greg Tabor announced today the Fayetteville Police Department is investigating the circumstances surrounding an apparent murder-suicide at a residence in Fayetteville.

On Wednesday, January 26, 2011 at approximately 11:17 A.M., the Fayetteville Police Department responded to 5657 Reliance Street to investigate a possible suicide. Officers made entry to the residence and located Richard E. Guthrie and Elizabeth S. Guthrie, both ninety years old. Both had gunshot wounds and both were deceased. Mr. Guthrie’s injury appeared to be self-inflicted. Mr. and Mrs. Guthrie will be transported to the state medical examiner’s office for autopsy.

This investigation is continuing and more information is expected to follow as the case progresses.

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