2 died in suspected murder-suicide in Dawson County

June 10, 2019

GOTHENBURG, Neb. (AP) — Authorities say two people died in a suspected murder-suicide in the Dawson County community of Gothenburg.

The Dawson County Attorney’s Office says a relative discovered the bodies of 53-year-old Jill and 52-year-old Jeff McCandless on Saturday evening. Jeff McCandless is believed to have shot and killed Jill McCandless, who had been a Gothenburg police officer since 2010, before killing himself.

The incident is being investigated by the Nebraska State Patrol and the Dawson County Attorney’s Office.

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