Oklahoma City police confirmed Thursday that a husband and wife are dead following an apparent murder-suicide.
Police responded to a welfare check just after 6 p.m. Wednesday at a home near Southeast 89th Street and South Sooner Road. Relatives told police that they could not reach the couple, but they believed they were home.
When officers entered the residence, they discovered the husband, identified as 41-year-old Michael Releford, and his wife, 43-year-old Jlynn Releford, dead in the home.
Investigators believe the husband shot and killed his wife before turning the gun on himself. A motive is not yet known at this time.
The Oklahoma City Police Department is still investigating this case.
News 9's Jennifer Pierce will have more on this story tonight on News 9 at 6 p.m.
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