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The Chattaroy couple found dead in a trailer home Friday tried to commit suicide in mid-October by overdosing on medication, Spokane County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Sgt. Dave Reagan said.
The couple, Warren A. Fugitt, 78, and Harriet A. Fugitt, 72, both died from gunshot wounds to the chest. Police initially called it a murder-suicide but now say they are not sure if one shot the other or if they each shot themselves.
A signed suicide note was found on the couple’s nightstand, according to a search warrant police obtained for the home.
Detectives are investigating the deaths of an elderly man and woman in Chattaroy as a murder-suicide, according to the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office.
Their bodies were discovered today in a trailer in the 3100 block of East Chattaroy Road. Both are in their 70s.
Fire personnel found a body on the floor of the home after an out-of-sate relative called the sheriff’s office about 9:50 a.m. and asked that deputies check on the couple.
Fire crews left the home to wait for law enforcement after discovering the body.
“Names, cause of death, and manner of death will be provided after autopsy Monday,” sheriff’s spokesman Sgt. Dave Reagan said in a news release.