Newton County Murder-Suicide Autopsy Report

By Gretchen Bolander

Published 05/12 2014 05:15PM

Updated 05/12 2014 07:58PM

NEOSHO, MO.--- Preliminary autopsy results confirm details of a Newton County murder-suicide last week. A Springfield expert examined the bodies of Ann Kelley, 69, and Edwin Kelley, 73, earlier today. He ruled their deaths were caused by the handgun recovered at the scene.  

The findings also agree that Mrs. Kelley shot her estranged husband and then turned the gun on herself. A passerby found the pair lying in the road south of Neosho near the intersection of Interstate 49 and AA Highway last Thursday. Authorities say the pair were going through a divorce, but that it's unclear what led to the shooting.

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