AURORA, Mo. — The Aurora-Marionville Police Department has released more details on Tuesday’s murder-suicide.

Beginning just after 8 AM, AMPD got a 911 call asking for police to investigate a home at 1642 Oak Drive, in Aurora. The call came from a neighbor, who themselves received a call from a resident at that address asking that they call 911 to get help – The person that called this neighbor was 74-year-old Aurora resident, John Proudfoot.

Shortly after this call AMPD arrived and observed through an open door in home’s garage a man’s body on the living room couch. Officers entered and immediately located two deceased individuals on the couch together, both with gunshot wounds.

After processing the scene, preliminary evidence indicated that John Proudfoot shot and killed his wife, 67-year-old Lowona Kay Madore-Proudfoot, with a .38 revolver before shooting himself. Their remains have since been turned over to the Lawrence County Coroner. Autopsies have been scheduled.

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This is a developing story and we will continue to provide updates as more information becomes available.


The Aurora-Marionville Police Department confirm that this was a murder-suicide. Police found multiple documents, such as life insurance, laid out for them at the scene of the crime.


Police say 2 are dead in a murder-suicide incident in Aurora

AURORA, Mo. – The Aurora-Marionville Police Department says they are working on a “critical incident” that has left 2 people dead on Oak Drive in Aurora.

The department says there is no danger to the public at this time and that the names of the deceased will be released once their next of kin have been notified.