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Murder/suicide in Crawford County

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CLAYTON TOWNSHIP (WKOW) -- The Crawford County Sheriff's Department was called to a home on County Highway X in rural Clayton Township around 5:30 Monday evening, for the report of an unresponsive male laying in the driveway.

Upon arrival, deputies found a 70-year-old man deceased, in the driveway, from a gunshot wound.  A search of the house was then conducted, where deputies then found a female in the bedroom, deceased from a gunshot wound.  The woman is the 68-year-old wife of the deceased man.

Through investigation, it is believed the husband shot and killed his wife inside before going to the driveway and taking his own life.  Investigators are now trying to figure out why it happened.

The Wisconsin State Crime Lab was called to assist with processing the scene for evidence and the Wisconsin State Patrol was called to complete a diagram of the crime scene. 

Autopsies were to be performed Tuesday and investigators are looking into the background of the couple.  Names are not being release pending family notification. 

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