Elderly Region 8 couple found shot to death

MOUNTAIN VIEW, AR (KAIT) - Police say an elderly Region 8 couple who had spent most of their adult lives together died together in a double shooting.

On Thursday neighbors of 85-year-old Quincy Barfield and his wife, 77-year-old Rosie Barfield found the couple dead at their home on Highway 9 south of Mountain View.

According to sheriff's deputies and investigators with Arkansas State Police, the couple died of apparent gunshot wounds.

However, detectives do not suspect murder in either death.

The Barfields' bodies have been taken to the Arkansas State Crime Laboratory Medical Examiner's Office for autopsy.

The case is still under investigation.

Sheriff Lance Boyd says the Barfields were retired farmers who had moved to Stone County following their retirement.

He said they had been married for most of their adult lives.

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