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Sheriff: 2 bodies found in motel appears to be murder-suicide

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ST. MARTIN, MS (WLOX) -

Jackson County Sheriff Mike Ezell said his department is still investigating what appears to be a murder-suicide at a St. Martin motel.

Ezell said motel staff members at the Motel 6 on Cook Road went in to clean a room Monday afternoon, and that's when they made the gruesome discovery. Deputies responded to the scene around 1:40 p.m.

Ezell said the woman died from a gunshot wound, and the man died from what appears to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound. The identities of the man and woman are being withheld pending family notification.

Ezell said the investigation is in the early stages, and more details will be released as they become available.

WLOX reporter Michelle Lady will have live reports from the scene on WLOX News at 5 p.m.

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