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Husband and wife found dead in Clayton

Ciara Grubbs, 27, and her husband were found dead in their house in Clayton. (Source: Family) Ciara Grubbs, 27, and her husband were found dead in their house in Clayton. (Source: Family)
Ciara Grubbs, 27, and her husband were found dead in their house in Clayton. (Source: Family) Ciara Grubbs, 27, and her husband were found dead in their house in Clayton. (Source: Family)
The house on Eufaula Avenue in Clayton where Cornelius and Ciara Grubbs were found dead. (Source: WSFA 12 News) The house on Eufaula Avenue in Clayton where Cornelius and Ciara Grubbs were found dead. (Source: WSFA 12 News)
BARBOUR CO., AL (WSFA) -

Clayton police say Ciara Grubbs and her husband, Cornelius Grubbs, were found dead in the den of their home on Eufaula Avenue in what is believed to be a murder-suicide.

Investigators don't know exactly what led to this, but the couple have had arguments in the past.

Clayton Police Chief Jamey Williams made the decision to have the State Bureau of Investigation to take over the case because both families are so well known, 

"I'm close to the mother and the father and in a situation like this we just don't want to leave any stones unturned," Williams said.

Ciara Grubbs' family says Cornelius Grubbs shot his wife first and then committed suicide. It was Ciara Grubbs' mother who found them late Sunday night around 11:30.

"She apparently sensed something was wrong. She crawled through the window and glanced in the den. She left and got her boyfriend to go back with her,"  Williams said.

Cornelius and Ciara Grubbs were both 27-years-old. They had been married for two years and had no children.

Mayor Rebecca Beasley has been the mayor for more than 20 years and can't recall anything like this happening in this proud town of 1,500.

"As mayor, you never know what will happen and what a day will bring, but we've never experienced anything like this. This is really sad," Beasley said.

Ciara Grubbs was a homemaker while Cornelius Grubbs often drove a log truck. There were no notes left behind, no clear reason as to why. 

Funeral arrangements are still being worked out.

A family member for Ciara Grubbs says the services will not include both of them at the same time.

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