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Baxter County Sheriff's Office confirms case as murder-suicide

BAXTER COUNTY, AR (KAIT) -

The Baxter County Sheriff’s Office ruled the shooting deaths of 2 rural Mountain Home residents as a murder-suicide, according to a news release issued Monday.

They were found dead in their home early Sunday morning, both from gunshot wounds

Sheriff’s deputies first went to the residence on County Road 1428, off State Highway 201 North, at around 12:55 a.m., Sunday after being asked by a member of his family to check on 57-year-old Terry C. Mills.

According to a news release from Baxter County Sheriff John Montgomery, deputies found Mills at home and spoke with him for several minutes on the front porch after he came outside to greet them.

The deputies then left.

At around 3:06 a.m., the sheriff’s office received a second call from a member of the family, who lives out of state.

That man said he believed there had been a struggle inside the home and that the man’s girlfriend was dead.

Deputies responded to the home again and found Mills and a woman, later identified as 47-year-old Sandra Christine Douglas, dead in the house from gunshot wounds.

An investigation into their deaths began immediately.

A neighbor told investigators that he had seen Mills and Douglas between 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. Saturday.

The neighbor said that around 9 p.m. he heard several gunshots.

A gun and spent casings were recovered from the scene.

Investigators also found a suicide note Mills had left behind.

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