British-American couple found shot dead in their French home

A 98-year-old American and his British wife, 86, were found shot dead in their home in southwest France in what police suspect might have been a murder-suicide by the couple.

AFP| Last Updated: Nov 26, 2014, 01:18 AM IST

Paris: A 98-year-old American and his British wife, 86, were found shot dead in their home in southwest France in what police suspect might have been a murder-suicide by the couple.

The cleaning lady found the bodies early on Monday, with the husband dead from two gunshots and his wife killed by a single wound to the side of her head, a police source told AFP.

Police found a .22-calibre handgun which belonged to the husband at the couple`s house in the town of Fabas.

An autopsy is scheduled for Wednesday in Toulouse could confirm investigators` hypothesis that the husband killed his wife and then turned the gun on himself.