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Police: Columbia couple died in apparent murder-suicide

March 12, 2019

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Columbia police say the deaths of an elderly couple were an apparent murder-suicide.

Police identified the couple as 79-year-old Mary Trentman and 83-year-old Wayne Trentman.

Police said in a news release that officers went to the couple’s home Monday after Wayne Trentman called 911 and said his wife was dead.

When officers arrived, they found Mary Trentman dead of a gunshot wound and Wayne Trentman dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Police are still investigating the deaths.