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81-year-old man shot, killed wife; Turns gun on himself

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FENTON, MO (KTVI)- An elderly couple was found dead at a home in Fenton early Thursday morning. The shooting occurred around 6:05 a.m. in the 700 block of Rockshire Drive.

Both victims were found inside of the home. They suffered from apparent gunshot wounds.

The husband and wife have been identified as James Roesslein, 81 and Patsy Roesslein, 77.

The St. Louis County Police Crimes Against Persons Unit is handling the investigation. According to police, all indications at this point in the investigation point to a murder/suicide.

Authorities believe that Mr. Roesslein shot his wife, then took his own life.

Police are not seeking any suspects.