UPDATE, THURSDAY, 7 P.M.: Alcoa Police say the deaths of a married couple found in their home Wednesday morning appear to be a murder-suicide. 

“After further investigation and autopsies on both individuals, all evidence at this time supports that it was a murder-suicide,” Police Chief David Carswell said in a statement.

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It appears 46-year-old Dawn R. Hodge shot 55-year-old Ladonald E. Hodge and then turned the gun on herself, police said. 

The incident is still under investigation.

PREVIOUS STORY: Alcoa Police are investigating the deaths of a married couple found dead in their home Wednesday morning. 

Chief David Carswell said officers responded to a house on West Fulton Street shortly before 7:30 a.m. Wednesday. When officers arrived, they found 55-year-old Ladonald E. Hodge and 46-year-old Dawn R. Hodge dead from apparent gunshot wounds. 

Police said autopsies are being conducted. No further information was released.