UPDATE: Husband and wife involved in Upatoi murder-suicide ID’d

Updated: Jan. 11, 2020 at 2:19 PM EST
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UPATOI, Ga. (WTVM) - A husband and wife who are dead after a murder-suicide in Upatoi Saturday morning have been identified.

Muscogee County Coroner Buddy Bryan says that 47-year-old Christopher Ratledge was pronounced dead at 10:22 a.m. and his wife, 63-year-old Debbie Ratledge, was pronounced dead at 10:24 a.m.

The couple was found inside a home in the 13000 block of Roanoke Drive. Police say it appears they were shot.

Bryan says that Debbie Ratledge reportedly shot Christopher Ratledge before turning the gun on herself.

Both bodies are being taken for autopsies on Monday.

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