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UPDATE: Charles City Police Investigate Apparent Murder-Suicide

The Charles City Police Department is investigating an apparent murder-suicide that occurred at a residence Tuesday afternoon.

In an initial press release, Charles City Police Chief Hugh Anderson says officers responded to a residence at 301 Shaw Avenue at about 3:30 p.m. Upon arrival, officers spoke with the people present and one person was transported by AMR Ambulance to Floyd County Medical Center and was later pronounced deceased.

Officers conducted a search of the residence and also located a body inside the house. Anderson has since confirmed one death is being treated as a homicide and the other as a suicide. The case remains under investigation and names are being withheld as the correct people are notified. 

Anderson says there is not a direct threat to the general public regarding the incident.

KCHA/KCZE will bring you more information on the investigation as it becomes available.

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Mark Pitz

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